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Thread: 4 patch posies blocks & suggestions needed

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    Senior Member qbquilts's Avatar
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    Hi ladies and gents. I got bit by the 4-patch posies blocks and stacked, whacked, and sewed this morning. It is a Joann's "premium" Legacy Studio Fabric - Bobbish Flower A/O Floral.

    The blocks finish at 4.5", so I'm planning on adding a .75" border to bump them up to a 6" finished block. I'd like to do a 2" sashing, including a sashed border and then a 2" border of whatever I use to frame the blocks. The outer border will be the print that I stacked 'n' whacked.

    So here's where I need help. The main colors that show up in the blocks are the light & medium pinks and a yellow-gold. There's a hint of 2 shades of green in each as well, but the green is never the "main" color of any block. I'm thinking of using the darker green (if I can match it) for the frame and then either a cream or the matching small print for the sashing. (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...zprd_10708394a ) What are your thoughts?

    Here's what I've got so far:

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    Quote Originally Posted by qbquilts
    Hi ladies and gents. I got bit by the 4-patch posies blocks and stacked, whacked, and sewed this morning. It is a Joann's "premium" Legacy Studio Fabric - Bobbish Flower A/O Floral.

    The blocks finish at 4.5", so I'm planning on adding a .75" border to bump them up to a 6" finished block. I'd like to do a 2" sashing, including a sashed border and then a 2" border of whatever I use to frame the blocks. The outer border will be the print that I stacked 'n' whacked.

    So here's where I need help. The main colors that show up in the blocks are the light & medium pinks and a yellow-gold. There's a hint of 2 shades of green in each as well, but the green is never the "main" color of any block. I'm thinking of using the darker green (if I can match it) for the frame and then either a cream or the matching small print for the sashing. (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...zprd_10708394a) What are your thoughts?

    Here's what I've got so far:
    Very nice. I haven't done a stack n whack yet,but it is on my to do list. Your ideas sound good. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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    Cream and green sound delightful. Very pretty 4PP! I love your blocks!

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    My best advice is to audition the fabrics. You will know right away which you like better.

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    I concur with pjustice63. The only real way to know is to put some next to it (uncut - just creatively folded) and try anything and everything that you think might be close. You can go to Joann's if there's on near you, carry that bolt around and match it up there.

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    Very nice blocks. Your ideas sound fine.

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    They look great, and aren't they fun to work on?

    Maybe the green, though to me I don't think it's the right colour to pull in. If it was a darker richer green, then maybe? But try it! It could be just the way the colours look on my screen.

    I like the small flange idea first and then sash it up with something. It looks like some of the tiny daisies are a deep raspberry/burgundy/wine colour of sorts. I think that could really do a great job for the sashing. Something that is a nothing print, tone on tone type. Or even, it might work as the initial narrow piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Cream and green sound delightful. Very pretty 4PP! I love your blocks!
    Take along a block and audition them

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    I think the adding the 'silent' color as your sashing would be great. I did it in mine, blue was the 'silent' color. GMTA :wink: (Great Minds Think Alike)

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    Lovely colors.. So cheerful!

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    your idea is good

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    It sounds like it would work, but I agree with some of the others that you should "audition" it first to see if it has the effect you are looking for.

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    Sounds good.

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    Your blocks are great, i love making 4 patch posies, they are addictive.

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    Dark green and cream would look good to me.

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    Just finished my first 4PP blocks and can't wait to sash and border. Love all the different blocks you can get out of the squares!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjustice63
    My best advice is to audition the fabrics. You will know right away which you like better.
    Ditto! Like the quilt!
    peace :D

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    I think the green would look nice. Great work!

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