Thursday, July 02, 2009

Thanks Janet!

Sometimes I just can't see the forest for the trees. In this case, I couldn't get past my original background fabric. Once it was suggested that I simply surround the compass with blocks using the same, lighter fabric and then use the orignal, darker background blocks it all fell into place. Doh!

It's a little hard to see here in this picture, but in real life there is a more obvious difference. For some reason, last night, I kept wanting to keep all the original background blocks in the center, surrounding the compass. But once my dear friend Ms. Janet suggested keeping all the light in the center, working out to the darker background it all fell into place. Or was it after I gave myself a big dope slap?!

Either way, I much prefer the way the blocks with the lighter background blend into the blocks with the darker, original background. The background of the compass now fits too. And the solution was so simple. So, I'll get some more of the lighter batik that I used in the background of the compass and make at least 1 but probably 2 or 3 rounds around the compass with those blocks and then finish off with the original blocks.

Anybody want to take bets on how long it takes me to get really tired of this project and put it back into that box I pulled it out of last week?!?!?


Anonymous said...

Ooooooh! I absolutely LOVE those blocks, Liz! The colors are right up my alley too! Please don't relegate it back to the UFO box, I wanna see more of it! Judy in OKC

*karendianne. said...

After all this, are you kidding!? Very clever plan here. I'm impressed. You didn't break the cardinal sleep hygiene did you? You know, the one about NOT thinking about your quilt whilst attempting sleep?

shanna said...

Such a pretty quilt.

Cathi said...

Ooooh -- this is stunning!! I hope it comes back out of its UFO box. It's going to be absolutely stunning!!