After Bonnie's big reveal a few days ago, I was pretty excited about the mystery quilt. When I made the decision about my BIL's quilt, this kind of took a back seat. But after the quilt was finished yesterday (including the label - yea!!), I thought I'd take a quick look at these. I did a rough mock up of the two blocks.
Each one looks really great.
There are a lot of seam issues when pressing, but it is a very scrappy quilt.
So I started making blocks and when I put them on the design wall, I was a little confused when I didn't see the blue arcs really stand out.
I kept seeing a lot of green. So I looked at Bonnie's pictures and her 4 patches looked a lot more like orange and blue (I think her greens are a lot darker). I covered over the green blocks with blue and this happened....
I saw the blue arcs and the design looked a lot better.
I really like the balance of this a lot better.
Here is the layout with the green and orange 4 patches. Is it just me or does it look very chaotic?
From a distance it's a little better, but not much.
Then I saw a post from Heather about her alternate layout. She took the green "V" unit and put it facing out instead of in.
So I did one with the alternate "points out" layout -I wanted to see if there was a noticeable difference between that and the "diamond" layout.
Here's a look with all points. The two on the the top are not quite as defined as the one on the second row as they are not stitched together.
Any thoughts on which you prefer? I kind of think the "points out" layout makes the circle shape a little more defined as the light triangles meet the light area instead of the yellow area. But I think my colors are not strong enough for the this layout and that the diamond layout looks better.
I will also go on record at this point and say that these colors are SOOOOOOOO not me. I will reserve judgment until there are a few more blocks, but this may end up being a small quilt - know what I mean?
So for the moment I'm at a standstill. Has anyone else noticed that their green looks awkward? Maybe this is why I usually wait until the reveal before deciding to make the quilt. Oh well, it's been fun up to this point.