Sometimes, the best thing is just to start over.
In this case, not the whole quilt, of course, but the banner that’s been bothering me. And I’m so glad I did, because I’m much happier with the new result.
As well as a new banner, I’ve adjust the layout a little. I picked up Sue’s three blocks yesterday from the new house while we were there measuring up, and they’re gorgeous, as you can see.
They completed the layout, but I did need to move things around just a little to make the colours balance. Below is the new final (for now!) layout of the outer border. I’ve looked at it so much now that I can’t really see it any more, so if you see anything that looks discordant, do let me know.
I do want to keep the TCF logo at top right, but apart from that I think the other five cornerstones can move around if necessary.
Looking at the layout, I’m pretty sure I’ll be needing to make those ‘shadow’ sections from tulle to lay under the wings. They just need to have a bit more dimension, to stand out a little more. Time enough for that later. I’ve cut the backing and backing for the background, plus the reinforcement strips. A bit of spray basting, and I’ll be good to start quilting 🙂
I can’t think of anything I’d rather be doing on this hot, windy and overcast Australia Day. To all my Australian friends, stay cool, have a good Australia day, enjoy the cricket/tennis/concerts, or whatever else you’re doing to mark the occasion.
Speaking of starting over, today is the 12th anniversary of my Australian citizenship, and I don’t regret a second of it. Here’s to the next 12 years!