Monday I showed you my plans for the Tree of life charm pack and the basket block. I sewed it all together…..
The background of the hourglass blocks and the center block don’t match and that bothered me a lot. And I was not liking the green border. So I got out my ripper and went to work.
I got some good advice via Instagram. One person even made a mockup of a suggested layout.
This is the final layout. The top is now all pieced.
I’m much happier with this. I think separating the blocks and the center basket makes it less noticeable that they don’t match well. I will have to come up with some fancy quilting in that plain border! This is what I’m quilting in the hourglass blocks.
Interestingly, Wendy over at Constant Quilter is also making a quilt with a panel like this. Her block is only 6 inches. I love what she is doing with hers! Check it out here.