I've been feeling a bit disheartened. Firstly, the dress that I had made looked awful - DH said it made me look like a nurse (Oh Matron, you are awful!!) and I felt completely frumpy, so that's been dismantled now. Then, my Strawberry Crush just didn't seem to work. I felt sorry for myself after all the excitement and the hard work and I felt upset for Bonnie if she heard that people were unhappy with the quilt. There's nothing wrong with Bonnie's part of it of course, the pattern's fine, but perhaps something as busy as that wasn't quite right for a mystery. The main problem was of course my choice of colours.
Anyway, here are a couple of pictures. The first one is where I played with some sashing and cornerstones. I quite like the way it quietened down the busyness a bit, without completely losing the pattern. So I could do the whole quilt with sashings.
The second picture is of the album blocks and the spinning star blocks set out alternately, but not on point. The colours don't seem quite as bright in the photograph as in real life. It's growing on me a bit set out like that, and having looked and looked and looked at it. Shall I just go with it, or shall I set it with the pale green sashings and corner stones as in the first picture?
I just can't make up my mind - but perhaps some of the wonderful people who read this blog might have some advice.