Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Not Working....Maybe

I am trying to make a sample of the second block, Double Aster Variation, for my new quilt and it is just not working for me. I tried different fabric combos for the hsts in the center of the aster and I just don't like it. All I see is the Friendship Star that forms in the center of the block and I think it is too distracting from the overall look.

I have been putzing around with this block layout for a few days now and I just can't seem to make it work. I've tried changing positions of fabric - light in the center, dark in the center, etc., but it is all a no go. :(

I want to make this quilt with stash and I just don't want to buy any new fabric for it - I think it really is the challenge of using what I already have because, of course, buying fabric for a new quilt is so much fun to do. I know I will figure something out.

I had originally intended on making my blocks a gigantic 15" but in the end I changed it up and decided to go with 2.5" squares and hsts instead so my blocks will finish at 10".

This is crazy but I wrote this post first and then I added my photo and surprise...... it doesn't look too bad at all.

I am off to figure this block out!


Chantal said...

That's funny because I didn't see the friendship star until you mentioned it and I love this quilt you are making and I did look at the different options you had and, nope, didn't see a friendship star until now. So maybe no matter which fabric you will always see the star because you concentrate on it. I think your block is gorgeous, before and after I saw the star. Believe me, your Double Aster is not a disAster. ;^)

KaHolly said...

I had the same thought as Chantal. I had to go back and look again after I read your paragraph. It’s very pretty as is. Perhaps you could let it percolate for awhile and work on another block sample?