I'm still slogging through my Carnival Tumblers quilt. My pleasure in it is definitely waning as I try (and try and try) to settle on a layout, and then have to figure it out again as I screw up the order. I don't think I'm a truly scrappy quilt girl. The lack of color control seems to be frustrating me, and thats even though I made sure I had a unifying color scheme. But, my sewing room helper keeps holding the blocks out to me and encouraging me to finish. I'm almost there now, and I suspect that putting the border on (the Carnival Bloom that was the basis of this quilt) will pull it together for me. Either that or I'll finish it off and give it to my sister, who has commented that she really likes it every time she's seen it on the floor of my sewing room, regardless of what permutation of the lay out it happens to be in. Then I won't have to look at it anymore.
You know, if my sister the trained artist doesn't think it matters what order I put the blocks in, it probably doesn't. I need to ease up and just finish it.