So yesterday I hinted that I'd gone crazy with the sewing not just last weekend but this weekend too. This weekend, specifically Thursday and Friday, I started on the "non-dog" portion of the quilt.
I really like how these turned out. I mean really really pleased. Each one I made turned into my favorite and only made me want to make more. I made as many of each color as I could before I just didn't have enough scraps left for a variety. Well I made as many as I could until I got to 21. 21 dogs, 21 wonky patched blocks.
Then I laid these out on the bed with the dogs. All of this random of course, placement would change later when I really looked at what I was doing. Sorry for the blur, this room doesn't get great light.
So here's the question. I feel that this looks really busy and that the blocks don't really compliment each other. What do you guys think? Would this be better if I stuck sashing between the blocks? How wide should the sashing be? This is about an inch and a half. More? Less?
Or should I just call this a no go and just make more dogs and put them next to each other?
Or more dogs and sashing only? Same sashing questions as before? More? Less?
Or think of something else to space out the dogs (by that I mean a different kind of block of some sort)? Thoughts? Opinions?
Ultimately, I want this to be a generous lap sized quilt so the bulldogs can burrow under it (or share it if they are on top) so adding sashing might actually be better then not since it will add a decent amount of size overall. The blocks all together like the first layout is about a lap size just so you have an idea on how I'm doing on size.