Thank you for your continued encouragement on the Chester County Criswell Quilt! I am back to work full time this fall and that has cramped my style of extra time that I had the past 2 years. I have not responded to each comment, but they are much appreciated!!
Aren't you excited about block #24? This type of oak reel block is one I have admired for awhile and was ready to make this block for the first time right away! Having a 3 day holiday weekend was just perfect! Here is my current color choice dilemmas for this block.
First, I thought green leaves and red "reel" would be good. I cut and began sewing on the same day without letting the colors sit on my design wall so I could look and think them through. Now I am not sure this was a good idea! Here is what I did...
...so I prepared a green block (below). Next I placed it on the design wall and it seemed like too much green compared to other blocks so maybe an all red block like the original would be better....
....All red block - but 2 colors. Humm, quilting friends locally saw it and said the "reel" red is too orange. How about switch the reds in blocks. So I tried that (below).
HELP! What are your suggestions?