Here is the quilt top, mentioned in my last blog entry, in pieces on my design floor. I’m not in the mood for symmetry, but I want balance…so I am not sure where to place my snowflake appliqués. This is a poor picture of the stars, washed out. I will show you a close up of the material, but I want you to see the layout as it would be seen from the foot of a bed. I also want a lot of negative space so I can practice a quilting design to stand on its own. I am thinking of using the multicolor blue material in the border. I do not want to overwhelm the yellow stars, so I want fewer appliqués than stars. What do you think of the placement of the blue appliqué? Where would you place the appliqués?
Here’s an angle that shows the stars a little better.
Here’s a close up. The stars are already sewn into their rows, so I can’t move those around at this point. So…where would you place the appliqués? Would you have more? Fewer? Move them around?