I think this is it! Many thanks to Michaela for the structure and to Terri of Purple and Paisley who said the word diagonal in her comment, and all the other suggestions and advice. I think it was genius to double up the redwork which gives it more presence in the quilt. Many of you wanted to get rid of the red fabric...i just couldn't. One of the inspirations for this quilt is my great grandmother's turkey red tablecloth that has special memories for my mom and that I use now. That red fabric reminds us of that tablecloth. I still have to figure out borders, binding and the back, but it is well on its way. I have half of the fans hand sewn. I need to finish those and all the quarter circles and then this can become a top.
I like how it has a bit of a contemporary feel by using the fans in a non-traditional way. I love how the little red 4 patches frame the red work along with the inner "circle" of fans. I think it's a bit me, a bit my mom and it's an original. That's what I wanted.
Thanks to all of you who came by for Sew Mama Sew's Giveaway Day. These are the little fabric bundles that I'm giving away too. I'm still decorating. After checking the comments (and that took a LONG time!), there are some folks that are in the ballpark, but remember I'm giving away the quilt and 6 fabric bundles so 7 people can guess the correct number. We shall see how many trees are up by the deadline. So if you haven't made a guess, you might want to.
My mom's Bernina has come to visit. I'm off to quilt! Yippee!!! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!