Melanie McNeil commented: And of course you can shift them farther apart, too. This is exciting!
Here’s what that would look like (not necessarily using the lighter blue fabric – I have other choices):
Doing that would overcome an interesting problem with the medallion itself – it’s not symmetrical – it’s 23 7/8″ in one direction, 23″ in the other. I can’t trim it much further to even it out – it’s printed slightly elongated in width. I might be able to fudge it better if I were to cut it out along the outer circle, and appliqué it onto a square piece of fabric. But were I to cut it, bringing the dark to the center and adding sashing to separate the blocks, I can trim the resulting block precisely and the bit’s of the medallion I lose in that trimming wouldn’t be noticeable…
This whole process is so interesting! That’s it for today. I have other things to do. This quilt is going to take a lot of “pondering”. People ask me how long it takes to make one – how can I possibly calculate the creative thinking time?
Oh my yes! How long does it take to make a quilt?? HAHAHAHAA. In hours of execution? Of time from start to finish? Of hours including cogitation? Wow, so hard to answer that question.