I guess every designer has certain go to design elements that they use in certain situations. When I am dealing with a design that has a LOT of radial symmetry I tend to go with one of my favorite motif’s…the large wavy flower. The BOM for 2012 has just such a flowers in it’s center block. Here’s a bit of a sneak peak.
I found that this deep periwinkle blue that I am using shows through everything! And this blocks is going to 24” x 24”. To solve the shadowing problem and the sewing in the middle of a big block problem I decided to get a little head start on my large wavy flower before I basted it to the center.
This also made it easy to cut the blue away from the back and eliminate shadowing by the pesky, yet lovely periwinkle blue.