I had a fat quarter collection of Halloween fabrics that I picked up on sale last year. At the same time I bought some yardage of one of the light background prints, the only one available. I thought it would work even though the dots were very contrast-y. I was going to make a quilt with a simple block. I liked the double hourglass I used in the small Christmas quilt so I enlarged it, and cut the fabric and the fat quarters into 2 1/2" strips to assemble the blocks.
Well, here's what I have when I made a few test blocks:
I just don't know. Is it too much? The light fabric is sooooo strong. This would be better with a different light fabric but I already have cut out all this and made 8 blocks, and I don't have extra of the darks to scrap these blocks and start over. I may have blown it and wasted the fabric.
I have a bunch of 2 1/2" x 10" and 2 1/2" x 5 1/4" rectangles of lights and darks. You make the blocks by sewing a light small to the center of one edge of a dark large, and a dark small to the center of one edge of a light large, make two of each and use the Companion Angle ruler to cut out your triangles from these pieces. If I don't make this I guess I can salvage the unused strips and cut out squares or bricks but there would be so much waste.
Am I in a pickle, or should I just keep sewing?