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So, you remember how last weekend I asked you to vote on which of six layouts you liked best? And how everyone was wonderful and commented? Thanks, by the way. You all rock. Well, I was thinking about it later that night while washing dishes (don't you think about quilting while washing dishes?) and had a realization. Maybe I was having trouble deciding because I didn't really love any of them. So, I went back to the design wall. And I moved them around some more. I redivided and revised. I flipped through some quilting magazine. And this is what I came up with.
Pretty awesome blocks, huh? I thought this was it. I thought I had solved my indecision. Unfortunately, as soon as I finished sewing them all together I realized what it was that was bothering me. They just didn't coordinate well with the original two pillow tops I had made.
OK, I may be crazy, but they just were not doing it for me. Something about the smooth squares vs spiky stars and a single simple charcoal gray vs lots of different gray prints. They just didn't look like a single coordinated set of throw pillows to me. So, being the crazy crafty lady that I am. I started the second set of pillows all over. That is what has taken me so long.

This is what I came up with.
Scrapbuster and Improv Log Cabin Pillows
Scrapbuster and Improv Log Cabin Pillows
Simple improvised scrappy blue log cabin squares with a charcoal gray border. Somehow, they just seem to mesh a lot better to me.
My couch is now a happy couch. And the star squares? I do love how they turned out, just not for this project. They've gone into my pile of "someday projects". I'm thinking a quilt. But now, it's on to Easter dresses.


Melynna said…
Good call on both counts -- the design you went with was great and went badly with the others. I really, really liked your second set that you went with instead.
I love the log cabin blocks. I think starting over was a great idea.
tara said…
When I saw your first set I thought "I dont see whats wrong with them". They are awesome pillows. Then I saw your second set and, wow, they really work togther. Love them all.
balloongal said…
I do love those pillows. They're quite comfy, too.

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