I knew I didn't want a large quilt (it came in 2 sizes - large, and really large :) ). So, following Bonnie's advice, I made about 1/2 the blocks. Then, we are supposed to figure out what we want in the end, and make any additional blocks required to get there. Great idea! So I made "about" 1/2 - cut a few strips, made the segments it would make, and stopped there - no sense having 1/2 a strip cut and not used.
It doesn't help that I really don't like my colours. Bonnie's quilt is beautiful. But I don't really like scrappy. So I decided to do this one non-scrappy, because that worked so well for my Easy Street last year. But now that it's done, I really don't like the way the colours are playing. I think they're too dark - it needs more value changes in there. But I was browsing Bonnie's linky party and saw a post that didn't look like Bonnie's quilt. I hopped over there, and learned about some alternate layouts for this quilt.
So, I took my 20 blocks, and started playing.
I found lots of layouts that might look fine - if they were actually finished. But I don't haveenough blocks to go around, and that's how I got here in the first place.
How hard can this be? 20 blocks makes a 4x5 layout, which makes a 36x45" quilt before borders. I can make that work as a donation quilt, if only the blocks would play nice.
Drop by Judy's blog for more design walls today.