I had hand-pieced thirty-five Steam Punk blocks as part of my Survive-the-Pandemic-by-Handpiecing strategy, and I had enough creamy fabric left over from a back of something else to make alternate blocks; I thought this might help show off the SP blocks a little better. I didn't have enough for the triangles, however, and my retreat buddies were of the opinion that some sort of a very subtle print was the way to go with them. You prolly can't see very well, but we chose a very pale gray with pale gray speckle dots and I'm pleased with how it looks. Now that I think about it, seeing it all together, I'm of the opinion that a border might be in order. I think the would draw the eye back IN.
I had five Gridlock blocks made when I left home and once SP was out of the way, I concentrated on making more of them. I didn't expect to get finished all thirty blocks, but I certainly made progress and I have a specific plan for the remaining blocks.
Gridlock is very interesting, too. I look forward to seeing what you'll make to fill those empty spaces.
It is always wonderful to spend relaxing time with quilting friends!
Gridlock is a striking design. I really like it, and look forward to seeing more of it.
The tote you made is lovely. Who doesn't like a rainbow?
Sounds like you had a good experience retreating. I look forward to being able to do that again someday. It has been almost 2 years and I'm starting to get a twitch. LOL