as promised! The first picture is what the original block design looks like made up.
It's from a book of Betsy's called "Quick Colorful Quilts". In the book it is made from batiks, I believe...definitely NOT kids prints.
If I were to follow directions, this is what the combined blocks would look like..*VBS*
But of course, I have to do it the 'Finn' way....and this is what I felt the blocks should look like. Individually, they are very appealing to me.So I was whipping along, making ALL of them MY way, but then decided maybe some should appear more "solid", and I made some 'their' way. Combined, this is the look you get, and I'm NOT happy with it.
What I realized once I laid the blocks out, is that when you do it, 'my way', the centers really get lost. Somewhat if they are dark and of good contrast, but TOTALLY if they happen to be light centers. Now the question is, will I continue to make blocks both ways(having an assorted quilt top) or will I make enough 'their' way blocks to have that be the quilt top??? In which case, I now have NEW orphans!!! *VBS*
P.S. Betsy called today....she's worked her way up to a dozen burp cloths so far!
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