I also singled out all my scrappy bits of AMH, trimmed them up, and started making more of those quarter log cabin blocks. I find quite a few AMH fabrics beautiful individually, but the initial blocks I'd made were looking very intense to me, with all the various fabrics stitched up close & personal against each other!
My daughter came over this afternoon with the girls, Olive & Evie. I asked her to have a little peep in the sewing room, with a sort of "what's wrong with this picture?" question for her! Instantly she said, there's too much pink in these squares here and way too much blue over there, and I suddenly realised where I was going wrong!
I didn't unpick all of my blocks, just little bits of them, and I began alternating the strips of warm/cool colours more with the newer blocks, and wow, what a difference! This block appeared simple enough, amazing how a little bit of thought and feedback made it even better! Think I'll keep going with this!
Inspiration came from two books
Sunday Morning Quilts and The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket