I finished sewing the facing on the second HST quilt.
Here are the two quilts laying on my bed side by side. The one I finished today is the one on the right and it is much more graphic; it is easier to see the block. Both quilts are 16 patch blocks and both have an equal number of HST patches and plain square patches and they are laid out the same way with alternating HST and plain square patches The quilt on the left does not have any light plain square patches and therefore the block is harder to identify.
I like them both but I think I like the one on the left better. That is probably because all of the plain squares being dark give the quilt more color. For me, the more color and pattern the better I like it. My guess is that someone who does not like so much busyness would like the other one better.
I ended up with a lot of left over HST's and 3 1/2 inch squares so I will most likely be making another quilt. I won't be doing that soon but I am mulling over the design options. I will be playing with it in EQ7 while I work on some other things.