After some last minute unpicking and addition of some different value segments into two blocks, followed by some rearranging of the overall block placement, I pieced the improv orang(ish) top together last night.
Some were the wrong hue, some had value problems, and some didn’t flow with the other blocks. I think part of the problem was caused by sewing at night under bad lighting. It was also a learning curve, particularly about colour interactions.
I am reasonably happy with the result, although I have a tendency to want things to be perfect (!). A friend, who is a much more experienced quilter than me, told me on Friday, “sometimes good enough is enough”. I am keen to start another project, so I will heed that advice and let it be.
I’m now auditioning backs. I usually piece backs to make my quilts reversible (even though one side is definitely “the front”), but I’m not sure about this one. The front has so much piecing I think that maybe just one to three large pieces will become the back.
I’m trying to come up with a name for it – any suggestions?