All together! I think the border worked out okay. The striped fabric picks up all the colors. Picture is a little fuzzy but you can get the idea.
I saw a picture of the string quilt that is in this book and it really is something I like. Decided I might give it a try in black and white.
Four six inch blocks together. It calls for cutting 6 1/2 blocks of the thin facing that is used for embroidery. For these four, I used a roll of stabilizer that is for machine applique and it is too stiff. Today I bought some of the right thing at Joann's. The idea is to leave it right in the block.
This is how it would look vertically - I think it would be striking. I have a lot of black and white fabrics. The worst part would be the cutting of the strips, but the rest would be easy, peasy sewing. There is also another quilt I saw on the internet in black and white with some bright colors in it.