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Thread: I need help from all you ladies and gents, what is your opinion?

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    Super Member oma66's Avatar
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    I want to make a 4 patch posy. the fabric is 11 inch repeat. I think the fabric may be too busy for a 4 patch posy. PLEASE be honest and let me know what you think of the 2 blocks I have made.

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    Personally I like it. It reminds me of looking through a kaleidoscope! It is busy, but I think that what makes it cool, and I think if you use a solid sashing it would tone down the busy-ness a bit. Its going to be a beautiful quilt!

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    I think that if you sash them the pattern will show up a little better. This is just a softer look than some I have seen. Beautiful fabric:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66
    I want to make a 4 patch posy. the fabric is 11 inch repeat. I think the fabric may be too busy for a 4 patch posy. PLEASE be honest and let me know what you think of the 2 blocks I have made.
    I think they are beautiful. Keep going!

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    What beautiful fabrics! I agree that sashing between the blocks will set them off and will give the eye a ressting place. Love the fabrics. It reminds me of a beautiful garden. All you need are some "pathways in the flower beds".

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    I love them. Such pretty fabrics.

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    I think you will love it after u sash it, i have made 4 of them and find that some blocks i just do not like no matter how i turn them and others i love. Keep making them, i think you will be pleased with the finished quilt

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    I think you will love it after u sash it, i have made 4 of them and find that some blocks i just do not like no matter how i turn them and others i love. Keep making them, i think you will be pleased with the finished quilt

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    sorry hit send twice :)

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    I love it! I agree with lallyann it gives it a kaleidoscope. I also agree with the others, a little sashing.. I cant wait to see the finished product. I am in love with your fabrics! Good luck!

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    Love them, go for it

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    I agree that it's very "busy" but your blocks look great, and solid sashing would make it look even greater! Go for it!!!!!!

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    I think the pathways idea is ideal. Make the pathways with gray or brown pebbled fabric to mimic gravel or small stones.

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    I like it, but I am partial to large flower print. I think they would look lovely with a green sashing. Like being in the garden.

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    I like it. A lot! Any chance a smaller block would enhance the kaleidioscope affect? 6" or 5" ?

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    I was just wondering what the blue block would look like if you put the bigger white flowers in the center .

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    I am liking it ALOT, and I think the sashing idea is great especially if you can make it look like pebble walkway. Can't wait to see further progress.

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    I really like it. Looks like spring time!

    Take a look at the one "Brenda M" did, May 26 11 The way she shashed it is fantistic! You might consider doing something like that. Brenda's fabric is beautiful, and rather busy, tho not as colorful as yours. Just a thought.

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    I like it.

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    Try smaller blocks, perhaps 3" or 2-1/2", and I think you might be happier.

    The smaller/busier the print, the smaller the block size.

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    Absolutly beautiful!I would keep at it and as others said a shashing will make it perfect! I am still searching for the right fabric to make one of these.

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    Pretty fabric - I think it will look great!

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    I like them as shown. To me it looks rich all together.

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    You can always test it by making a window the size of your finished block, 1/4 of the posy and see if you get design or solid color. Put two mirrors at an angle and reflect the square to see if it gives you enough design. Even one mirror will help you see.

    Some computer literate people or people with a copy machine, take one square, copy it four times and see what they have when they assemble the posy. Or you could copy a paper sized piece of your fabric and cut out your finished size and assemble several.

    They certainly are beautiful. I would think any of the florals would work. They sure are pretty

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    Pretty! I would sash with green for a garden walk quilt!

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