Draft One of the Quilt. I don't like the very light stripe.
The colours seem unbalanced.
This strip quilt is made from a Liberty bundle. A rush of blood to the head made me buy it. That can happen in Liberty's. I saw a beautiful quilt made up and that was it. However, I am not yet happy with the arrangement of fabrics and there will be more drafts before it is finished. The light stripe to the left of the centre looks washed out and seems to shout, 'Here I am'. I also think there is too much concentration of yellow on the right side and not enough balance of colour and tone. Call me Mrs Fussy.
One more thing. If you should succumb to a Liberty bundle, know that the strips need trimming. They are not straight and ready to sew. I found this out the hard way when I put the first two strips together. There was a definite bulge, so I took that seam out and measured and straightened all the strips before beginning again.
Below is draft two. On the advice one of my clever artistic friends, I trimmed the width of the offending strip and moved it to the right. It was then a matter of turning around a couple of pairs of strips to get a much more balanced arrangement. I wish I had a design board. Must make one. There is almost no place in this house to hang anything up for photographing. (Too much stuff!) Must do something about that.
Draft Two of the Quilt.
Taking advice from a friend, I side a bit of re-arranging.
The backing fabric is a very subtle Liberty Lawn.