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Thread: Dou think this fabric is any good for a 4-patch posey?

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    Question Dou think this fabric is any good for a 4-patch posey?

    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2128Y.htm

    It's on sale and I like the colors but I don't know if it has enough color variety to play. On the plus side, it doesn't look like a repetitive floral where the posies when assembled with sashing don't look much different than the original fabric.

    This is another pretty one but again, not sure it has enough variation
    http://www.keepsakequilting.com/barg...tail/1655Y.htm

    Thoughts?

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    They both appear to have a lot of cream background compared to the floral area. You might end up with too many cream colored blocks, but they might work if you were picky about scrapping the blocks dominated by the cream background.

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    Check out Connecting Threads, their fabrics are a little cheaper and you if spend $50.00 freight is free.
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    I do like both fabrics. the second seems a little sparse of design. I agree you should take a look at Connecting Threads material selections. They are very nice, reasonable and made in America.

    Of the two you you selected I think the first one would work better but still a bit of open space.
    Be sure to show us your final choice and WIP. I love this pattern. So much fun!
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    I think that there isn't enough print for it to work properly but they sure are BEAUTIFUL fabrics!!!
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    I think the second one is better for posey. You need a little free space for the pattern unlike the stack and wack method.
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    Personally I would prefer more contrast int he fabric itself.

    However, if the fabric 'grabs' you then maybe you could use a contrasting color for sashing to help the quilt stand out more ... or Pop.

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    I like those fabrics and think both would work well for 4PP. The finished look would be less "in your face" and not so vivid and garish as some 4PPs, OBW, etc. can become. You'd get a softer more subtler look. The 2nd might give you a lacy effect with the design already there.

    Yes there's open space, but don't let that scare you away. The open space can help to give your eyes a bit of a break, rather than so much going on. That being said, there's two things I'd take into consideration .... if doing 4PP, consider the block size ... don't get it too small, or yes, your blocks will only be he background. The other consideration might be to make a OBW ... then the plainer blocks can be worked into the end layout.

    Here's a OBW that I did ... many would have said NO to the fabric, because there was too much background. And yet it worked just find (IMHO!)
    Shabby Chic OBW .... Tout Fini! :)

    I'll look forward to seeing your quilts with both of these fabrics!
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    QuiltE I like your idea of trying an OBW - in fact, I remember seeing your OBW posting and thinking it really was lovely, plus you did a the clever binding and lace which really enhanced the Victorian look.

    If I chose either of those fabrics I would have to do a lot of careful cutting in just the right spots to get unique posies or hexes. Which means a lot of fabric. Decisions, decisions!

    Thanks so much for the feedback!
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    First off, I think those are both lovely fabrics, but I'm not sure they have enough distinct colors to be used for either OBW or 4PP. Each one is basically two colors plus background, and there is not much contrast between the two colors. In QuiltE's beautiful OBW there are at least 4 colors plus background. (However I wouldn't be terribly surprised if you prove me entirely wrong and make a beautiful 4PP with either one.)

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