While I’m working on my Hop to It hourglass blocks, I have my ThreadHead Quilt Along 2012 blocks on my design wall. I want it to sit awhile to see if this is the placement I want.
It most probably is what I’ll go with. I’ll make scrappy green triangles to mottle the background. Often, when I make a scrappy background, I’ll FMQ lines or lines of something (feathers, etc.) across the seam lines so as to blend the colors a bit. So, in this case, I’d make zigzag lines following the blocks. However, The columnar look of this quilt speaks strongly to me. So I think I want to emphasize the columns more, so I think I will make straight vertical lines in the triangles/sashing. It’ll unify the items within the column. At least, that’s what I’m thinking right now. More to come.