Fabrics are red swirls, blue diamonds, pale green checks.
definitive star in center blue diamonds radiate out * light is brought to outer edge
Fabrics are lime lines, blue pin dots, pale green checks.
too much a pinwheel still strong blue pinwheel * different at outer edge
Fabrics are lime lines, blue diamonds, red polka dots
diamonds at edge pointing out mediocre * polka dots accentuating perimeter
Fabrics are lime lines, blue diamonds, red squiggles
*squiggles work well outside busy center mediocre center
Fabrics are red/green stripes, pale green checks, red swirls
none of these thrill me - perhaps break up center option for outer points
Fabrics are blue pin dot, pale blue checks, red polka dots
definitive inner star * use for outer points strong polka dot for outer edge
Fabrics are red pezzy, lime lines, blue diamonds
these all seem to garish for inner stars but could make definitive outer points
Fabrics are red swirls, pale blue checks, blue pin dot
love those checks but need to find where to use them to best advantage
Lime lines, blue pin dots, pale green checks flipped to make up outer points.
Lime lines, blue diamonds, red polka dots flipped to make up outer points.
I am striving for balance here with an even distribution of colors. I want those big twelve-triad stars (there are seven of them) to pop out at the viewer. Maybe it would help if those pinwheels were gathered by light and dark and not alternated...?
Hmmm. Helps with the white pinwheels hexagons but not so much with the darker ones. This is, however, a viable alternative arrangement under consideration for the grey hexagons. There are advantages to grouping by value rather than intermixing.
- Putting lights up high and darks down low may make the selection of star tips easier since I can pre-decide if they go best adjacent to a light pinwheel or a dark pinwheel.
- This arrangement might make focusing on the twelve-triad big stars more natural since one does not have to filter them out from the two tones of white/grey.
- Although not true balance, this arrangement does give the bottom portion of the quilt a weightier feel - just like gravity would behave.
- This segregation of light and dark calls attention to the fact that all dark pinwheels spin clockwise and all light pinwheels spin counterclockwise. Keeping that little detail straight had me scratching my head quite a bit as I seamed them.
Ahh... decisions, decisions... I am deciding to clear my brain for a bit by visiting Let's Bee Social #164.