When I'd made the pink blocks, I found the dark background in the lady of the lake block disturbing, probably because the placement is asymmetrical, and the dark blue gave too much contrast. I'm not going to unpick it: it is as it is. But when I made the air castle I chose a light yellow for the background within the small block, and then thought later this could well have had a dark blue background (which is when the symmetrical/ asymmetrical issue hit me!)
|Air Castle in Sawtooth Star|
So I returned to the dark blue background in the Monkey Wrench, which I like.
|Monkey Wrench in Sawtooth Star|
I also made two pieces of alternate blocks, at least sewed the 4-patches and the twosies. I'm still not sure how many of these part blocks I need to make to go with each star block - one, or two, or maybe even four. I've read Angela's posts and understand how the alternative blocks are built up, but I'd be grateful for your thoughts on how many four patches there should be to match the colour in every star block.
|part of an alternate block:|
one large unit
and a twosie
|part of another alternate block|
I'm linking up to SoScrappy for
so pop over there for a viewing of lots more beautiful sunshine yellow.