OK, I think I am making something ugly and headache inducing and I need the truth. I am making a quilt to send to a member of the armed forces at some point in the distant future, so I decided to go with a star theme in red white and blue. I am new to quilting, and I was quite aware that this was not going to be a work of art like so many things I see here on craftster, but I figured I'd have a go at it. I enjoy teaching myself things and learning by trial and error (lots of errors!!!!) I saw a block I liked online and made a pattern for it, and have been happily sewing away. My plan was to have these blocks with a 2 inch blue sashing in between and stars at various key points, nothing amazing, but I thought it would be cheerful and colorful. I set them out on a piece the same color as the future sashing to have a look and it seems pretty hideous. Please pardon the quality of this photograph.
I think my big mistake was using the pattern I did, I guess with fabrics with such high contrast I should have gone for something simpler?
Should I start over? I really loved the blocks until I looked at them together. There is one with the blue on the outside that would need to be changed regardless.
Suggestions for a better pattern?
Thank you for all your help!