I'm not feeling the love. This is starting to annoy me. When I first envisioned this wallhanging, I had planned plain blocks with just a little bit of hand embroidery around the ornament blocks. Now that I have made 12-15" blocks, I think the original idea is better. There is too much background noise with the CQ blocks. The large ornament blocks also cover most of the piecing so then it really looks disjointed; especially since most of these blocks were enlarged from smaller blocks. And what is with that green & red fabric in the snowflake block? that is really wrong.
I think they will be more handsome on plain backgrounds--more formal looking since they are so balanced with the appliqued diamonds. And can that trim --looks ridiculous.
I like the idea of the poinsettias in the middle but I think I need to trim out some more of the white leaves. I had hoped to use my Santa and Tree but they look silly in the middle just floating around.
Use these CQ blocks with the Santa and Tree and other Christmas motif in a more traditional CQ patch styled piece. Take my time and just embroider it as a long-term project.
Or, throw it all back in the Christmas UFO box and move on.
Suggestions or ideas?