Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Shuffling Along

So I really wasn't impressed with the Petals layout when I went to bed last night. I most definitely did not want to make traditional "flower" shapes.

I played a little bit with pointing the blocks all "upward," but that didn't sing for me either.

Dunno quite how I ended up with this, but I thought it was an option worth exploring.

I thought it might be fun to make the pink a focus, but I knew I didn't have enough blocks to make a complete "ring."

After about an hour and a half, I had this, and THIS, I like. I like the fact that it's NOT symmetrical or completely predictable.

And believe it or not, except for two, these are the same blocks as in yesterday's post.

18 comments:

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I like it too... well placed and pleasing to look at!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

YES!!!! Nailed it!

Kathy said...

I like it, too. it has a pebble tossed in the pond look. Not concentric but suggestive of it.

Sujata Shah said...

Oh the possibilities! Love it!

Megan said...

Cool bananas!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Mary Ellen said...

I like it.

Judy in Michigan said...

I see water ripples around a pink water lily.

Ruth said...

Yes! This is one of my "go to" settings. When in doubt I always try it, especially asymemtrical. I like the curved blocks too

Pat said...

Yes, very interesting to look at.

Quiltdivajulie said...

This one is singing beautifully!

Mystic Quilter said...

A wonderful setting - beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Oh. yes. This is it! It looks like it's radiating- and it's definitely you!

The Selvage Fairy said...

And THAT is why we build a design wall. Helllloooooo ripples.

lindaroo said...

Your persistence is admirable! Reminding me not to give up when my original idea isn't working.

LynneP said...

Great layout!!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I love that you show the progression of your layouts. I can review them and see how the final just sings out, I'm the one. It is spectacular! Really wonderful :)

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I too enjoyed seeing your progress pics! I often don't end up where I think I was going to! I love the last setting, very effective & interesting like that. And your colour combo is great!

Nancy said...

YES! I agree with Kathy and the Selvage Fairy. A pebble tossed in in a lake, with concentric rings is exactly what I thought when I saw the layout. When I was little I couldn't skip stones on the water, so I spent a lot of time studying the effects of those pebbles plunking in the water.😉