I've never been very good at sticking to the path, but I've really gone way off into the wild this time. Bonnie Hunter released the final reveal for Rhododendron trail and I basically tripped and face-planted.
I'd always planned to substitute another color for the aqua in her vision (I am so over the whole pink/red/aqua/teal thing), so I tried a few other ideas for the narrow sashing she called for.
A couple of browns...
That was a couple of nopes.
This soft green?
A slight adjustment to the hourglasses in the middle of the sashing unit.
And some red squares for the cornerstones instead of hourglasses?
Busy busy busy... Hmm...
I pulled out the two hourglass blocks I'd made and tried them as alternate blocks with this sashing,
but it wasn't any better.
At this point I pulled everything off the design wall and put it all in a plastic bin and sent it to time out.
And I stewed. And I spent a ridiculous amount of time on the internet looking at quilt blocks, hoping an idea would spark.
Maybe a different alternate block? I made a couple of test blocks,
What if I just recreated the framed corner effect, but using HSTs instead of hourglasses?
Now I just need to decide whether to use one constant blue or if each block should have a different one. (More test blocks?)
I think I'm done procrastinating for awhile.
Oh and those test dummy alternate blocks I made way up there? Before I knew what I was doing, I'd made a few more in this month's RSC color since they're ridiculously easy to make.
Dammit. Did I just start another quilt?