These are my blocks from BeeSewcial - I asked for all the colours with a 'maximalist' improv theme. These blocks are a riot of colour and pattern and one cannot help but smile at them, even when looking at this late night, bad light photo.
I arranged and rearranged them, left them up and took them all down from my portable design walls and put them up again. Maximalist is so outside of my comfort zone, despite how much I love these blocks. Finally I settled on this arrangement and started piecing them together. the two columns on the right are joined now as columns but not together yet, and a couple of the blocks at the top are joined.
There are no directions for how to make this kind of quilt and to make it 'feel right'. I did have some intention to this layout. It is sort of a medallion style, with the circles and diamond blocks sort of balanced. The corners are each crazy quilt style improv blocks and in between there is the roughest bit of working from the centre out. And there is no real hot or cool spots of any size. Now can you see it? Anyway it makes sense to me.
Of course the blocks are irregular which means adding fabrics to make them fit. I am trying not to change the blocks much as I go which means adding scraps of fabrics to the curved bits, etc. It is slow work as I am audition colours and such but it is also fun. I will share again as I go.
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