I got everything cut out rather quickly, but then started to worry about the gray squares I had added. I put it up on the design wall and stood back to look at it. Still not sure about it.
[quilt layout option #1]
So I replaced the gray squares with the umbrella print and (again) stood back to take a look. I had mixed feelings about them both. So then I pulled out my camera. This is a little trick I use when I can’t decide about a quilt layout - I take photos of the quilt on the design wall and then go and look at them on my computer. There’s something about doing it that way that helps give a bit of perspective or something. It helps me to step back and get a good look at how everything is working (or not working!) together.
[quilt layout option #2]
After photographing both layout options and then viewing them on my computer I have a definite favorite. I won’t say which one, because I’m curious if any of you have a preference? Any thoughts?
Oh and FYI, where you see white (from my wall) that will be white fabric.