I have been trying to decide on a layout for my English Paper Piecing quilt that I'm working on . . . it's a Grandmother's Flower Garden . . . that I plan to call "Night Garden" . . . I'm using batiks . . . and the path is a black with copper water marks . . . almost looks like raindrops at night . . .
I've been trying to decide between the single ring or double ring design . . . and I finally decided to use the single ring . . . even though most of my friends said they liked the double better . . .
in the double ring . . . I was afraid the blue would over power the other colors . . . plus the dips on the sides and the top and bottom are so huge . . . and I didn't want to have to cut blocks in half to fill them in . . . I really don't like that look as much . . .
in the single ring . . . I think the flowers are more dramatic . . . the dips are only one row . . . and I was thinking I would put a row around the entire quilt that looks like a pebble path and use that to fill in the small dips . . . then use the same fabric for my borders . . .
anyway . . . here are the photos . . . the top one is the one I'm doing . . . with a close up in the 2nd photo . . . the 3rd photo is OUT . . . I've already taken the blocks all apart and re-basted them . . . so NO turning back now !!