Thursday, February 14, 2013

QAWM : Foolin' with Four Patch

Working strictly with solids and print scraps, I made a bunch of four patches. 16 patches each with lime, lilac, teal and pink. Now what to do with them?

I thought these folksy examples would give me ideas, but they are not clicking. Perhaps I need to commit to a background color. Neither the red or gold look right.
 Scrappy Four Patch: I think the alternation of rows of the reds and pinks in the non-pieced patches brings a lot of interest to this charity quilt--inspiration for quickly piecing a quilt for charity-- This color combo is better, but still not the thing I want.
 I like the idea of doing a four patch quilt, but perhaps it truly isn't me..
Later, I tried some different backgrounds, and WOW! that's more like me! Sugar Pastels are it.

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  1. What a pretty post! I love all the color! The sugar pastels are perfect!

  2. Agreed - I like the yellow back ground best but some of the squares need more punch. That blue background would look even better if it was periwinkle. Off to buy a computer today-I don't own a personal computer.

  3. The three sugar pastels is you! I love it.

  4. Love the sugar pastels--all three of them. These are similar to my three favorite dyes for fabric and shirts. What exactly are sugar pastels? A brand name?

    Love what are doing, as usual, Melody!

  5. I love those colors, and love what they're doin' for your patches. Lovely!

  6. I agree those sugar pastels ARE more like you...bright, bold and beautiful! And 4-patches? Fun, fun units to play with. Can't wait to see what you end up doing with these.

  7. Yep... that's it, you got it. Eager to see more!!


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