I think this quilt of Buckeye Beauty blocks is one of the busiest I've made. When I look at the photo from a distance they look star-like to me but up close and in person . . . whew! My eyes bounce all over the place.
I looked at the layout above for a few days and then today I pulled the green ones and laid them together. Hmm. Better, but still bouncy. And maybe a little boring?
This was a quick change from the layout of all blocks and a quick photo. You may (or may not) notice that the top row is out of arrangement with the rest of the blocks. The blocks are not identical: the light centers are oriented in one direction diagonally and the dark centers oriented in the other, and the 4-patches in the corners are arranged differently for light and dark blocks.
I'm trying to decide whether I really want to make this (in either multi or green) for a grandbaby quilt. Maybe it will work if I just make some changes in future blocks. Maybe the really light lights are too light. Or maybe it is just too busy. Or maybe there are too many different greens for such a small quilt. I can't quite put my finger on why I'm not happy with this quilt/these blocks.
There were six red blocks which I laid together. Still bouncy but since red is my favorite color, I like them better.
I guess I'm still scouting around for the perfect block/quilt for my grandbaby boy. If not this quilt, I know I'll find one soon.
I hope you have a great weekend.