It is widely accepted that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but a little thinking can create it’s own hazards as it did with me this past week.
Yesterday, I was staying safely out of the “light freezing drizzle mist” that was our local weather and diligently working on the borders of the squares comprised of four smaller squares.
Occasionally I would chat online with a friend, and during one of those chats, someone whose observations I respect said that she preferred the squares when they were arranged with a zigzag edge.
I had been considering the same thing, so I continued working the additional border on the two-by-two arrays of squares that needed it, but decided that today, I would decide one way or the other.
First, I laid them out as they would be if I were to follow the pattern I am working from:
Then, I tried turning everything 45º:
The main difference besides the edge which becomes more visible as more of the seams are completed. The square within the square goes from this:
After giving it some thought, I decided that I, like my friend, preferred the zigzag edge except for one thing:
The zigs and the zags were too deep for the size blanket I am making.
So I decided to fill in the edges with a medium textured square.
I manage to finish three before sunset. and here is how those medium squares look in situ:
This change in design means that some of the requirements of the project have also changed.
Instead of needing just 24 of the larger squares, I will need 32, and I will also need to make 11 more of the medium textured squares to finish the project, but while I have had to change course a bit, I continue to believe that thinking is worth the risk.