So, I had an idea in my head... and laid out on the bed. Remember this?
I finished the third and final block, and ordered yardage from the US...
When I laid it out it just didn't quite look right... I knew the blocks were too big, making the layout disproportionate. The tricky part of the design process - what to do when it doesn't work out??
Usual answer, is ask your friends! Leeanne (Quilt me kiwi) suggested doing another block to make a more traditional medallion setting - me, not so keen to do any more blocks. Ms Lottie suggested an on-point setting similar to a streak of lightening... I quite like just putting it on point - slims the blocks down, and makes the asymmetrical layout flow into the block layout, making it more cohesive and correcting the proportion issues. Plan B has been hatched.
Laid out on the floor - standing on the sofa with the camera held out as far as the arm can extend. Remember these are 20" blocks - I'm sure there is some maths that would tell me what the measurement is across the diagonal - Rona??). I'm planning for a roughly 70" x 70" finished size.
And from the other end standing on a step ladder - glad you can't see my shadow... the things we do!
Now it's question time for you - if I was to piece this, it would mean cutting the feature fabric up for the setting triangles, and then sewing a straight strip on - obvious ugly seam lines - somewhat disturbing the flow of the fabric pattern. So I was thinking about appliqueing the blocks onto the pieced background (pieced in that the green would obviously extend the full length of the feature fabric, and they would then be sewn together). What's your opinion... would that be wrong? How would you go about it?
Today is a NZ holiday, ANZAC Day, when we remember the Australian and NZ soldiers that have fallen... we will remember them.