This is a post with two strands. The first is this: I have been working away at Walls assuming I knew where the top was but yesterday I looked at it from a different direction and quite liked it that way too., like this:
Ignore, if you can, the longest vertical gold stripe, which is too big and too central (in this picture at least). I think I am going to stick with my original plan, but this may at some point turn out to be a different quilt! And sadly, one of the things that argues against this is that I like my tiny gold triangles to have their points heading upward not over to the side. I'm not entirely sure what that says about me, but I definitely wish I could be a person less bothered by triangle points. Funny how whenever I learn something about myself whilst quilting it turns out to go against my view of myself (less calm, less patient, and now more picky about little details - oh dear!)
My second thought for the day is that I definitely will not have quite enough of the fabrics I have been desperately trying to stretch. I do have a virtual safety net in the form of lovely Lara, who has offered to send me more, but am resisting on the grounds that it will be good for my character to make this work the hard way (that's my Methodist upbringing rearing its head). So, I am now going to push it as far as I can with the gold. My latest block went like this:
Here it is in the middle of the rest.
I think it looks fine, so will try a bit more of this and see how far I can take it.
Leaving aside the mess of random squares on the right hand side of this (it's okay, I already knew I was messy!) I can see some things I don't like as well as lots I do in this picture. At the moment the strip horizontal strips are a bit too chunky for my liking, but as they are not yet joined to anything else I'm hoping they'll look better once I've lost the extra bit in the seam allowance. Also the lower gold strip is not right - I think I don't want it directly beneath the top one. Luckily it's not joined to anything, it's just laid down there, so plenty of room for manoeuvre there.
Finally, thanks to everyone who has expressed an interest in AHIQ. It will kick off on September 1st. After that posts will be on Tuesdays, and the linky party will be the last Tuesday of each month, so keep an eye out. The button in the sidebar is just me trying to work out how this all works!