I currently have all my low volume fabrics cut and my blocks made and trimmed but I am stuck on the layout. I originally drew up a design in Illustrator and loved it, but when I went to figure out placement on my design wall I was less than enthusiastic about it.
Now here is the part where I need your help. Since I wasn’t sure about the original design I did some rearranging and came up with a second design. I am not sure if it is the fabrics that I am not liking (maybe because it is out of my comfort zone), or the arrangement, but I need some advice.
The picture above is the original design I came up with. I felt like this would be a great design if the colors were a little bolder, but it just seems like a blob of neutral to me right now.
Below is my second design. I changed the pattern to make the acutal design more apparent, but I am still not sure if I am satisfied.
I am still leaning towards my original design, but maybe just modify the fabrics slightly. I bought a few extra fabrics today to try throwing in the quilt, because I thought maybe having a bit more variety would make me like it better.
What do you think. Is the original design too messy and unreadable, or does it just need some minor tweaking? Or do you like the second design better?