1. I wanted the orange patch to appear bigger and make the lavender patch beneath it a little more interesting shape.
2. The teeny tiny corner patch upper right was just too small so I either had to make it appear larger or disappear.
3. The long narrow patch lower left just had to disappear..
First the orange patch.... I put a purple ribbon on a very wide orange ribbon and stitched it at the very lower edge of the orange patch making the orange patch look larger... By putting it at a slight angle it changed the shape of the lilac patch below it.. You don't have to ALWAYS follow the seam//
and it made #2 (tiny triangle) seem larger by again putting it on the very edge of the patch. and #3 (long narrow strip) seem to disappear.
The bold seams are always an excellent way to draw OR focus attention on a block