The big question circling my brain for the last few days has been what should I add to my housetop blocks. A quick gallop through my thought process would go: pinwheel, hourglass, pinwheel, a different version of log cabin, hourglass...What this amounts to is that I was having a hard time letting go of what had been in my head way back when, even though I had abandoned the initial plans. I'm sure that you could shut your eyes, pick one of the options and, with a bit of application, come up with something that worked. But I didn't do that. Instead I engaged my brain and tried to understand why I couldn't settle.
The answer I came up with was that in all cases what I pictured in my head was too static - just a collection of big, square blocks with different things in them. Again, that's I'm pretty sure tha's not how it would be if I sewed them, but it's definitely what happened when I just conjured up a mental image.
So I moved away from square-based options and made this long, thin, pointy thing instead.
This, in fact, is not unlike the long, thin, pointy things I was in love with before I even started, so it pleases me inordinately that I have ended up here.
Of course nothing is simple: my housetops are nice and big, but when I made a big pointy triangle strip I didn't like it, so this one is teeny. It seems like my mind just likes lots of little pieces; wherever I start from, they sneak in somewhere along the way. Ho hum.