I laid out more En Provence bits, and I thought and I thought.
At one point I thought my path should involve stripes - particularly diagonal stripes - in those yellow blocks, so I acquired some stripes to experiment with.
But the results still had me shrugging. Then I had a revelation.
Like most things in life, En Provence just needs more orange.
I did a quick rummage through my neutrals for anything that had some orange in it and started cutting strips and triangles. A little sewing, a little pressing, and a little scattering here and there, and I think everything's going to be fine.
The small flashes of orange are just enough to balance the orange stars and the yellow squares, and they subtly warm up the background of the quilt.
It's going to work!
I was convinced enough that I sewed together a block.
And another block.
And a strip of sashing.
I'll keep assembling components, and eventually I'll end up with a quilt!
Since this is a supremely scrappy quilt, I'm linking with Oh Scrap at Quilting is More Fun than Housework. Come see all the pretty scrappinesses!
Oh, and the oops? I missed my blogiversary again. My very first post was January12, 2008, with my official intro on January 13th. A lot has changed since then. I'm still knitting and making quilts, though. We'll see what the next nine years will bring.