Remember the picture book Old Hat New Hat? A little bear goes into a hat shop and tries on everything they have to offer,then leaves at the end wearing the battered hat he came in with because the new hats were "too lumpy, too bumpy, too spotty, too stripey..." I loved that book as a kid.
My blue and yellow string quilt has me just as discombobulated as that poor bear was over his hat choices. The blocks have been sitting ever since I finished them. They started out as twenty smaller blocks, but they weren't big enough for a baby quilt and I didn't have enough blue and yellow strings to make more blocks. So I decided to set them with muslin blocks with some sort of applique. I found a cat in one of my quilting books, got the pattern enlarged to the right size for my blocks, then let the whole thing sit while I worked on other projects.
Tonight, I decided to make the first cat block. I'm not sure I like it.
So I laid the blocks out with blue fabric
and yellow fabric
and then I went back to the cat block
Maybe I should just take the big blocks apart and put them back into the too-small version and add a wide border?