Looking forward to seeing what you come up with
Ohhhhh, I love this block.
I like this block very much. Hope you use it in a special place.
Clairealex Sure, depending on your layout. If you put the small one in the center and maybe add an interesting border and then have the other 4 at the points of your center smaller block that would work. Or, you could put the small one on point and then surround it with the bigger ones. That's what I love about "modern" quilting - one or a few elements are often different, making it easy to make mistakes look like "design elements" LOL
I agree with Hawkfan, you can put a modern spin on it and make it asymmetrical bunch the big blocks in one corner and then a bunch of negative space with the small block thrown in the middle somewhere. You have all kinds of options now a days.
I personally like #1
I like possibility #1 and #4 because the both have a slightly "open" layout that you coudl fill in with other fabrics and still get a descent sized top... the others are too hmmm scrunched up in one area and leave large spaces to be filled in with other things ... if you like stitching you could of course fill larger or small areas with maybe some left over of the lavendar fabric (if you are only low on floral and dots) and stitch whatever flowre it is on the black fabric ...
I like #1 best.
I was thinking you could put the smaller ones in the middle then using either a solid dark purple or black solid, frame them with negative space and put the four larger ones in each corner.
Well....4 speaks to me. I would fill in with another small block and another large block above that so you have a medallion arrangement that works like a diamond. Surrounding fabric could be negative space or large water-color squares filling in in light hues of lavender and grays with darker hues arranged around edges. That would give the center some dimension, like the center medallion is floating on water that has pebbles barely underwater.
Charwirfs I love your ideas! Too bad I don't have enough fabric to make the needed large and small blocks. I especially like your background idea--it may show up in another quilt some day.
Thanks Clairealex . I love to brainstorm. Glad you found it useful. I look forward to seeing how you finish this.
I really like what you did with your blocks and the solid fabric!