Here is my design. It is long (she requested long landscape style blocks) and it measures 8.5" x 37.5." I made my own bias strips and using a bit of trial and error figured out how I wanted to construct the look I was going for (or what was in my head.) It turned out exactly as I envisioned, which is not always the case, but really nice when it happens.
The photo below is the back so you can have a peek at how I constructed it, it is not applique but rather sewn by machine, I would say traditional piecing but nothing about this was traditional. It isn't overly bulky as the majority of the pieced on strips are 3 layers thick and only in the intersections (the obvious gray squares below) are they 5 or 6 layers thick. Not too bad in my opinion. I hope Stephanie thinks so when she receives it.
Back to my design, the dark blue/dark gray section is the negativity, bad thoughts the hectic swirling thoughts and then slowly they fade away and a lighter happier place emerges. Eventually the hectic crazy fades away and only the stuff that matters is left. The light and healthy stuff and that swirling crazy is gone. At least that is my interpretation and what I was aiming for in this block. So what do you think, did I accomplish it?
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