Below is my first arrangement for comparison. I decided I needed a little more yellow on the left side for balance so I cut the scrappy puss- in- the- corner block into four pieces and stacked them on the left.
Another trick I use to make things work is deconstruct blocks. Four of the blue pinwheel blocks were actually one block which I took apart so I could spread them around. This block is probably at least 30 years old, based on the fabric, but also you can see it's hand pieced!
But now I'm kind of stuck in the middle?! I think I may have to make a block to fill the empty space. I've run out of blocks with Aqua or blue so I think I'll just make something that goes with...
I really like these kind of projects. It appeals to the conservationist in me on many levels and it's fun! Kind of like a giant puzzle.
Generally, I donate orphan block projects to charitable programs but I'm liking this one so much I might give it to my new grand baby due in August. We don't know the gender but I think it could be for a boy or a girl, don't you think?!
Cheers, Claire W.