How lucky am I? Any time I have a problem or question I have keyboard-quick access to a powerful and knowledgeable and WILLING support group spread all over the world.
My recent request for an “honest opinion” on the Mixed Blessings concept is a case in point. So many of you took the time to read the post, look at the picture and analyze the problem. Your comments were specific and helpful.
Ann’s reaction of “Meh” sums up how I feel about it at this point. I want to LOVE my quilts. That is what drives me to finish them. I can’t wait to see how beautiful they are. That is not how I feel about this quilt.
The number one concern of SueAnn and many others is the larger squares sprinkled amongst the small squares–overpowering and seemingly out of place. Hmmm…I may have put them in out of laziness as much as anything, and I will have to think if they really belong or not. Or, maybe, as Betty and others suggested, they won’t look so out of place in the bigger picture.
The most common suggestion is to add sashing. Hmm…good idea, and I will have to work on the math.
The entire Mixed Blessings quilt idea was vaguely bothering me. That is why I sought for help during the construction stage rather than just pushing on. I believe that a solution is out there, but the entire project is going to the back burner for a while, an idea that needs to simmer. And, I know that when it comes time to share, or ask for more ideas, I have all of you friendly, kind, helpful people as experts full of opinions and advice as a resource.
Mary, you (and all of you) cheering me on really helps. Thank you so much!