This is the point I am at right now with this quilt design. I am not so sure it will be the final design, but it is only about the 10th idea I have tried with these fabrics.
I’d like to share a few steps along the way with you so you can follow my design process on this particular piece.
I started out by joining the three pieces that will make up the center area of the quilt.
I added a strip of the secondary fabric to each edge after I determined what I though a proportional width should be.
I really thought that this would make a great asymmetrical design so I cut strips a width I thought would work and pinned them to the quilt.
It was soon obvious they were too wide so I went on to the next design you will see.
While this was an improvement it still wasn’t good.
This is where I listened to the quilt and it told me it wanted to be symmetrical.
I added two strips that were the same and moved them towards the outer edges.
The last thing I did was to add the center strip you saw in the first photo.
I will now leave this on the design wall and study it while I work on other pieces.
Even though some things I create look simple you can probably see now that simple is not quick and easy!