no RAD talk today, just pictures. This is the spontaneous project I've been working on the past week. My intentions are to make a hanging wall quilt for every month to display in our dining area. This project is "August". The fabric quarters were in a jelly roll I purchased from Hobby Lobby. The green is a slightly darker shade than the walls.
The sandwiched quilt panel
The 16 piece 4-square block is "Jewel Box"
When the blocks are sewn together without posts and sashes, the Jewel Box block is missed and instead the eye focuses on the unintentional star pattern that emerges.
This accidental star block can be avoided by altering the dominant color scheme or by adding posts and sashes - I just like the mosaic look of this better and the visual variety. If you continue to look at the panel, your eye trains on many different emerging patterns.
I'm still deciding but I think I will stitch in the ditches and then put a floral pattern in the blue 4-squares and half-square triangles.