Monday, December 22, 2014

Symmetry or Asymmetry, that is the question


At some point after I started making the Broken Dishes Star blocks (as I think of them), I drew a symmetric, trip-around-the-work style layout and figured out how many blocks I'd need.  And finally, I've made them all.

But lately it feels that asymmetry is more my style and so I started putting them on the wall that way and promptly discovered that the numbers of each color weren't going to work out for me ... so this is just a little bit off-center.  Does it work or does it look like a mistake? 

All the blocks are made ... and on the design wall.

The artificial lighting in the studio is not good, but I'm not going to be home during the daylight hours for a while, so I decided to take and post a photo anyway.  There are 121 of my monochromatic scrappy blocks (made for the Rainbow scraps challenge) on the design wall. I don't know if Judy plans to have a Design Wall Monday this week, but if she does, I'm ready. (She did and I updated this post to link to it.) 

25 comments:

Andi said...

Gorgeous as is!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I think the blocks look really pretty in this arrangement

Hilda said...

Sophie, it looks great. I much prefer asymmetry, and no it doesn't look like a mistake! Seems like you are back to feeling better, at least like working on quilts!

Nann said...

Oooh! The arrangement looks like a celestial swirl. Cosmic. Go for it!

Churn Dash said...

I love the way it looks.

Helen

Sewing Up A Storm said...

I think they look great the way they are. Just keep them up and look at them often. You will figure out soon if you like looking at them or not, if not just rearrange them again and you can always go back since you took a photo.

QuiltSwissy said...

I am all for off center! I love the amazing feat of making all those blocks

Cathy said...

It is really pretty. I'm a fan of asymmetry myself. Maybe push the center down a little bit more? It may help a little bit.

Marly said...

It's beautiful as it is. Don't spoil it by making it symmetrical! This was what you planned all along, wasn't it!

Ramona said...

I love it! The asymmetrical layout really works with your blocks and colors. Gorgeous!

P. said...

It totally works! Very nice!

Terri said...

Love the arrangement! Your colors are yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs

desertskyquilts said...

I prefer symmetry, personally, but there's nothing wrong with this arrangement at all. I would probably have put the star even more into that upper right corner, if I could have, but this looks good!

Margaret said...

love just beautiful

Kathy S. said...

Wow! Just gorgeous, Sophie.

Farm Quilter said...

Love it just the way you have it!

joe tulips said...

I love it being off center! For a nano second I thought of printing and playing!

Julie in GA said...

I think it looks fabulous!
Off center makes it more interesting.

Maureen said...

I definitely think this off centre works beautifully!
Your quilt looks super.

Jo said...

I think it looks great... Just do it.

Cathy said...

It's all about what looks good to you...not me...but I'm a symmetrical kind of gal.

Gretchen said...

It is perfect just the way it is!

Michele Matucheski said...

It works as you have it laid out. It works! Such wonderful color play!

Belinda said...

I. LIKE. IT.

It looks "floaty"

Suze said...

awesome!

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