Pay homage or rearrange

My quilting stash of someone else’s almost completed projects keeps growing. These are basically quilts that could be finished with a few seams.

My latest acquisition poses a dilemma. The quilter completed several blocks with stars comprised of two fabrics: light and dark.

There are enough additional, partially sewn blocks to create several more. I could follow the same process and sew two fabric stars or…

20130216-101305.jpg I could shake up the remaining pieces and make multi-colored stars.

20130216-101748.jpgThen if the corner blocks were dark, in shadow, it would create an entirely different effect. You may have to squint your eyes to see the difference but it surprised me. I think it’s an excellent first lesson in color theory for me.

So sometime in the future I will have to decide. Shake it up or not? Always a good question to ask yourself.

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