Took 4 attempts, but I was finally able to get a finished design that I liked for the setting triangles on my Am. Hero quilt that is in progress. The first three sets of fans are shown at the right. Not sure what I'm going to do with the failed attempts, but will think of something. Susan N thinks that I should use the cream-on-cream one for a CQ block. Small one will most likely end up on a quilted postcard. Big one - who knows. Might make more blades so that I have an extra block for an Am. Hero quilt at some point.
Final result for the fan's are shown below. I really like how they turned out and how easy they were to do. I see a Dresden plate quilt in my future. Decisions made - cream-on-cream sashing, blue fans, and outer/final border to be made out of the focus print (the red small floral).
Still to be decided - what color cornerstones (red or cream), what color for the dresden plate (gold or red), what color inner border (gold, red, blue or ?) or should I even do one, and do I add five more blocks to make it bigger and balance colors outs more (for example add in more solid or tone-on-tone reds into the blocks). If I add more blocks, then it would have to be 5 more of the pieced blocks and two setting triangles to keep it in balance. Am leaning towards making the blocks....but no firm decision.
In the meantime I have been thinking about what to do for the art challenge quilt I need to get going on...but need to work out some logistics before making any final decisions on it. Do need to make a final commitment tho by the first of March.