When I look for the diagonal lines in this layout, I find them. When I look for bright snowballs, I see those. When I look for reds, or blues, or greens, that's what I see. Interesting, isn't it? Perhaps that means there's no focal point? I don't know if that's good or bad. I guess the only time we really see a whole quilt at one time is when it's posing for a photograph. Otherwise, we see bits and pieces when it's in use or when it's folded. Still, I like the idea of the pieces of a quilt working together to make a unified whole.
Because it's a quilt for a baby girl I wanted to make one that's a little feminine and light/bright but not too bright. My fabrics run toward darks and brights with not many in between. I tried to limit the palette to reds/roses/pinks, blues, greens, and yellows. A few peaches and turquoisey fabrics crept in, too, all from what I had on hand.
The blocks are 5" before sewn, will be 4½" after being sewn. Without borders the quilt would be only 31½" x 41½" which I think is too small for a baby quilt. I'll add a border, maybe two,
and I'm thinking of adding applique flowers, vine, and leaves. We'll see...
Just to say: masking tape has its limits on a design wall when it comes to using a wall in your house. I didn't count but my guess is that about 20 sticks is the limit. I've moved some of these blocks around a lot and have had to replace the masking tape. Ha.
If you have any thoughts about changes to improve this little quilt, I'd love to read them.
I'm linking this post to WOW at Esther's Blog and WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thank you, Esther and Lee.