Here's the photo from last week:
I decided to go with matched pairs of block parts. While I was at Sew Me STL this past weekend I was able to sew the blocks together, and I ended up with 32 blocks.
Since I've been home I've been playing with layouts on the wall. I want a 4 x 5 layout, 20 blocks; this top with borders will finish at least 56 x 68". Since I have more blocks than I need, I can omit some.
After much experimentation, I made some decisions:
- I chose to feature the blocks with a lot of coral in them, and leave out most of the blocks with green in them.
- I set the coral-edged blocks in diagonals. Likewise the yellow-edged blocks.
- I set them lights-together/darks-together. This arrangement makes for strong value contrast along the diagonal, and the light areas give the eye somewhere to rest.
Here are the blocks on my design wall now, along with the border print I plan to use.
Sorry about the bad lighting in today's photos. It's raining here today and I had to use the flash. The coral is actually not quite so red in real life.
So what do you think? Should I add more green back in? Should I replace those two green blocks with some that don't have green, and omit green entirely? Should I go back to an alternate light/dark arrangement instead of the one that makes plusses?
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