I've discovered that following a pattern through to completion ''as is'' is
easier said than done.
The more of the quilt I see taking shape, the more possibilities become
obvious. It's at this point that I lose focus and tend to begin to meander
down 'the road less travelled'. Sometimes the path becomes so narrow that
there's nothing left for it, but to pack it away for later and head for some
new scenery all together.
But enough of that, that's not my problem this time! This time I'm stuck
because I DON'T have any particular pattern in mind. Never did...rather,
I'm trying to stretch and evolve a set of blocks that I just put together
willy nilly, and they're not cooperating. I'm not sure what to do next
because I didn't have direction to begin with.
They are snowball blocks, which is simple enough, and each is sashed with a
different color compatible with the colors in the 'snowball'. Trouble is,
now I'm stuck. I can't decide what to do next. I can't just sew them
together, because the quilt wouldn't be big enough. I don't have enough of
any of the materials to do alternate squares or anything very large. It
would take several sizeable borders to bring it up to decent twin or small
full size. To top it off, I think the blocks are humbuggy, not colorwise,
but graphically. I'd make it into a crib size, but we're talking florals,
not very baby-ish.
How can I make this thing a respectable size and add some pizzaz in the
process??? Ever come up against this one, and what did you do?