After looking at the "Rainy Day" block on my design wall for the last two days, I have decided that the strong circle design fabric is too overpowering for the umbrella design. I have sewn the block again, using a solid pink and I think I like it better.
The pink patches will show up as pinwheels more than the circles did, and I think the pink solid is not as distracting.
I love the circle design in the first block (left) but when I stand back and look at it from five or six feet away, the umbrellas disappear and all I see are the circles. The block on the left would look great if I put the pink solid in place of the umbrellas, but I want the umbrellas!
I have to admit that I frequently get "frozen" at this point in the design game. What if I am making the wrong decision? What if I spend hours and hours making the blocks with the solid pink and I end up with something I don't like? Aggghh! Maybe I should put them aside and make something else! I defeat myself before I even get started. Well, today I am making the decision to forge ahead with the pink solid. But I really, really like the circles.....oh, dear.