Weekend tasks pulled me away for a few days and it was fun to come back to the free-pieced blocks. More adding, subtracting, slashing and recombining. Lots of energy here. And surprise! I think I like the batik background that didn’t make the cut as the background for an earlier block (before I slashed it):
Moving the less busy area to the center seems to be the key. The trick will be cutting the background carefully so I can piece it to look remotely like it does pinned up. I will lose some of the pattern in the seams. Still, I want to piece it rather than applique.
In the meantime I will follow more of Rayna’s advice and let it sit on the design wall for a couple of days to make sure I still love it.
And do these look like a series to me?