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    The blue and black block is more attractive---to me. The four patterns appears too busy---to me.

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    Black one is really nice
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    The black/blue one gets my vote. Actually, I like the disappearing 9 patch design better than the d4p and I've used 3 different fabrics for it, but varied the blocks with 12 different fabrics. Thanks for sharing and will look forward to YOUR finished quilt.

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    I like the contrast w/the black
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    The black one stands out more, but it could just be the contrasting colors, both are lovely. Let us see the finished quilt.

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    Examples

    I haven cut hem all, but here are a few examples. I like the ones that the second fabric is closer to a solid. Do the busy blocks take away from quilt?

    Thanks for your input.
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    Four prints is distracting. You tend to lose the pattern of the block. I learned this the hard way! I like the blocks best with one print and white, but you can use two prints as long as there is high contrast between them. Otherwise, the block ends up looking like the dog's breakfast.
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    I agree and hope that this helps someone who has same question. I tried to add tags.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    Four prints is distracting. You tend to lose the pattern of the block. I learned this the hard way! I like the blocks best with one print and white, but you can use two prints as long as there is high contrast between them. Otherwise, the block ends up looking like the dog's breakfast.
    I agree and hope that this helps someone who has same question. I tried to add tags.
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    Examples of disappearing for patch

    I am discovering that I prefer solid color and one print, but I had to try...
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    The one with blue and black looks better.

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    I like the black and blue.

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    Gosh! I can't believe it... I think I am actually going to scrap it and do something else. I love the line of fabric though. Great for my FIL.
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    The first thing i looked at was the black one....the contrast is just attractive. The one with more colors would look nice if you use solid sashing between the blocks to break the busyness
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    I like the black one also.

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    My suggestion would be to go with more of a fabric contrast like the black/blue but then do different blocks with one consistent fabric in it..say like a black or a red to carry it out...a controlled scrappy look. Either way, looks like a great quilt for a guy/boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDarla View Post
    Usually a disappearing 4 patch block consists of only two different fabrics. Like one print and one solid. Do you think it would work with four different prints?
    here is my scrappy D4P. I like it very much, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66 View Post
    here is my scrappy D4P. I like it very much, do you?
    Yes, I would like to see it. Can you post link?
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    I like the one on right with black.
    Of course you can use whatever you want in it, but in the end, it may look like a scrappy and not so much a DP4, that's all.
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    i like the black and blue it is a great quilt i may look for some fabrics like that my hubby would love it...

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    Oh, the second one, which I like a lot! In the first one, the prints get lost.

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    Ok... What do you think of white?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McDarla View Post
    Usually a disappearing 4 patch block consists of only two different fabrics. Like one print and one solid. Do you think it would work with four different prints?
    There is a tutorial on the Missouri Star Quilt Shop for a multi-colored D9P. It works up well for a scrappy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GramMER View Post
    There is a tutorial on the Missouri Star Quilt Shop for a multi-colored D9P. It works up well for a scrappy.
    Yes, I know, thank you. Love Missouri star Quilt shop! I was trying it with what I have. Trying it now much smaller and using what I had planned for my border now for my repeat solid instead of the white.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McDarla View Post
    Yes, I know, thank you. Love Missouri star Quilt shop! I was trying it with what I have. Trying it now much smaller and using what I had planned for my border now for my repeat solid instead of the white.
    Sorry... I forgot you meant 9 patch. I love the D9P. Done it twice. I was trying to do the D4P For a change up.
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