I'm still here, eking out my last bits of fabric for now, but I have to confess that I have asked Lara to send me her blue grunge. I have literally used every single last tiny scrap and though I might not need much more of it, I am pretty darn sure I'm going to want at least a wee bit more.
In the meantime, more blocks with scrappy edges, like this little one.
I did a couple more like this too.
Interestingly, when I tried this one out, the gold didn't look right to my eye, a bit too heavy, so I tweaked it a bit:
I am playing around with layout all the time too. There are some chunks stitched together, but nothing much bigger than six or eight blocks, so it's easy to move them about. It's funny how some versions look much better than others.
I am trying to make sure any horizontal strips I use are a bit on the slimmer side now, and have moved the two heavy ones so they are no long right next to each other. I think this will work a bit better.
Do you like how I have chosen to work in the doorway between two rooms this time, so that wherever I stand I end up with a bit of door in the corner of my photos? I also knock myself silly on the top of the door frame every time I stand on a chair to get a picture. I have only myself to blame!