In my recent post I mentioned how an off the cuff comment regarding the busyness of my design made me reassess what I was doing. To paraphrase Crocodile Dundee (refer to google and Wikipedia if you don't get the reference), "You call that busy? This is busy."
Of course, you'll recognize my version of Bonnie Hunter's 2014 mystery quilt, Celtic Solstice. It's back from the longarm quilter. A close up photo does the quilt more justice
The pattern is busy. There are 49 blocks. Half have 32 pieces in them and the others have 42 individual pieces. And then there is the piecing in the borders. About 2000 pieces all up. Don't ask me how many seams, but that is lots and lots of cutting and sewing (if Bonnie is reading I just want to say I am not whining). Somehow or other I made more bits than required so I used some on the back
I am very pleased with the outcome, even though my quilt could also be described as busy.
As far as the original "busy" quilt, I am still making more of the 3" hourglass blocks. The advantage of a design wall is that I can fiddle around with the setting of my blocks before sewing and get a better perspective. I think this is a better outcome than previously.