- on the overall design,
- on the schematics of the quarter blocks
- for the joining seams
However, one of the questions requiring constant - carefully considered - mulling was how to conquer the arc of the large circle. There were several options as I began, and I weighed each in my mind's eye over time, trying to imagine how well I would like them once the piece was complete. Ultimately, I would have to stitch it out and see if the actual finished look matched my expectation(s), and whether it would mesh with the rest of my work to come.
I laid down a daisy chain along the edge of one arc to audition the look before going any further. I toyed with French knots in a series, too, but realized I would be making a lot more work for myself than I already have planned (especially considering the border design I will be embroidering around the Dresdens). The rest of the treatment I will keep under my hat for the time being...but this is where I am at currently, and I am living with it for a while to see if my misgivings grow, or if I can manage another stitch solution before I come to a point where I join some quarters to produce the first full panel.
Keep in touch and let me know what you are working on. : )