This original planned layout is just all too messy
But spread out it's too sparse!
I'm much happier with this, going back to a block structure but throwing in some big patterns and plains to allow the eye to rest a bit!
I think I'm happy with this layout - but my brain is (lime)pickled so will leave it today and come back with new eyes tomorrow.
In true scatter gun approach I just received my long awaited little stash of Denise Schmidt Hope Valley prints. I loved the Hope Valley quilt that Rita at Red Pepper Quilts made and have been combing my old books and magazines for ideas of how I can do the fabric justice. I have really enjoyed going back to piecing a traditional block again. I have done a lot of quick piecing and applique in the last year, but 2010 is leading me back to the traditional quilt patterns. Anyway, I've decided on a 1930's basket block, set in a grey background, I think it will have some sashing too, not sure yet, will make up some blocks and have a play.