Thanks for all the comments on the Fandango baby quilt and your input on the applique flowers. I'm leaning towards not adding them, but I'm open to the possibility of a last-minute add-on after the top is done. At any rate, Fandango was tabled for the weekend as I worked on round two of the Round Robin that four friends and I are doing this winter.
Round two gives me Maria's autumn-colored batik medallion. I love the colors and I love working with batiks, so I've enjoyed having this hanging around as inspiration. When it came to me, it was pretty dark, and really accentuating the block setting, so I wanted to do something less "blocky", as well as bring the lighter creams and golds back out. I know Maria really likes scrappy quilts, so I dug out my batik scraps and went for a checkered border. I thought the lights would be enough contrast against the dark rust center, but now that it's finished, I wish I had added a small dark brown inner border separating the orange center from the checkerboard. I think it might be a little too blended. I guess it will all depend on what the next person adds.
And now it's back to my Fandango blocks. These really would all go together quickly if I just sat down and sewed without any distractions. But I'm easily swayed by sudden movements and anything shiny. Hopefully I can carve a few hours out tonight to work on them undisturbed. I better start concentrating now.
Have a good week!