I’m leaning towards the third design, but I’ll give it some space and then decide. This is what happened. I laid out all the parts I wanted to put into the quilt then instead of trying to just fill the spaces between, I took each piece and added onto it something that worked with the piece without thinking about how it would look with the piece next to it or as a whole.
I did this until I had three strips of quilt and three left over pieces that I would to add to the top of the quilt. The first photo shows how I intended to sew the three pieces together. When it was laid out I liked the way it looked without the three extra pieces. It seemed complete the way it was. So I decided to use the three other pieces for something else and put them aside.
Then I remembered how Mary Ann Pettway would move her blocks around even if she thought she knew where she wanted them to be. So I thought I’d try moving the there strips of quilt around. If I’m trying to be more spontaneous, than stepping away from my original plan is a good way to do it.
I narrowed it down to these three choices. There’s something about the third design I like, but as I said, I’m going to give it some space and then decide.