Sunday, October 2, 2011

Doubt, Ambiguity, and Chaos

After whipping up another little block for Lemons and Limes (the green and yellow scrappy sampler I've been working on), I thought I'd lay out the blocks I've been piling up and see what was what.

Okay, maybe there's pattern here (no pun intended), but the first sight of a heretofore unplanned layout totally terrifies me. Like, what is going on here?? Have I just been churning out orphan blocks? My mind races...maybe a couple dozen pillows?

Sigh. You know, the more I stare at it, the more it seems to make sense. Yet still it exhausts me. Ugh. Moving from details to the big picture is tough!

And then there's this debacle:

I finally finished up all 80 blocks for my brother's quilt. Then I laid them out in the pattern I'd planned. Wow. Quilt friends, the picture was so bad I'm not even going to show you. Sufficed to say, it was a whole lot of purple and gold. I tried a few different things, but now I'm hunting around for a solid that will help the colors not be so overwhelming. Maybe Kona Coal?

That's a whole lot of quilt top, people.

Here's hoping for some inspiration.

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