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Thread: Motivation PLEASE to help finish this disappearing 4 patch!

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    I really like it :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluegrassGurl
    If the blocks are not yet sewed (I don't believe they are from the pic)..... I would consider putting a thin, white sash between them. I think it would make it pop. Just a thought.
    I agree with Bluegrassgurl....a sashing might just do the trick for you!

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    wow ! lots of matching and piecing.. keep on going ! looks great !

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    Thank you everyone! You all have put some fine ideas out there for me to think about. Luckylindy, I didnt think that was mean. I post on here to get opinions and suggestions :) and its ok. I think my problem is, is that I dont like the pattern lol...The colors I like...and I got these cakes blindly without any patterns in mind.

    I have never done sashing around individual blocks before. I will have to think about how to do that...And I have never done on point before, but am willing to try. I didnt think about taking blocks out colors (such as the yellow as quilter1430 suggested), now that is an idea too!

    Wow, I will work on it again today. Thanks you all so much for your input!
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wendys Quilts
    I truely need some motivation, everyone. I am not pleased at this one AT ALL. This is the first time I have ever bought some Moda packs. In brighter colors, no less. I usually go for the natural colors, browns, tans, etc. But I was trying to do something out of my norm and I am not feeling this at all.

    I bought two packs of the 5" and one 10" cakes. I started the four patch out with the 5" squares and decided I wanted to make it bigger so I cut the 10"s down to the 5"sizes. Now I have so many that I am getting bored and just not liking this anymore hahaha. This thing could be huge if I wanted it to be. But I think I will be making it into a queen...If I can only get motivated.........

    HELPPPPP!!!!
    EDIT: Okay, everyone....how is this sashing? I have no idea how to add it, but this is what I have come up with. Nothing is sewed together yet......

    with blue sashing
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    I like it with the sashing!

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    Love this, bright colors! Put it away and do a quickie project than come back to it. Do some rearranging and see what pops out at you.

    Went back and read some more of the posts. I too like the sashing. I do a lot of project linus quilts so if you don't like the bright colors make some charity quilts for kids out of those blocks. Just a thought.

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    Page 2 on the bottom, I have added sashing. It is a blue jean color. The picture is not really good. But its a start.....

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    [/quote]

    EDIT: Okay, everyone....how is this sashing? I have no idea how to add it, but this is what I have come up with. Nothing is sewed together yet......[/quote]

    It's blue of course I love it! I think it makes the blocks pop. As far as adding sashing, I think most basic quilt books show you how or you can do a search & may find something. I usually add to sides of each block & form rows (keep in mind you don't have to add to each side because the right side of one will join the left of the next) - then add longer strip between each row.

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    Your other option would be to sash them individually or in groups of four, six, eight whatever. If you think you need to break it up a bit. Either white, dark blue or red. Sorry - didn't read! You've already done that - my bad

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    Some times finishing a quilt is as important as starting it. If you're not feeling like you want to finish a queen sized quilt because you're getting bored with the block, why don't you take the blocks you have made, and turn it into a lapquilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earthwalker
    It's very pretty...but if you put in some plain blocks and sashed you would have it finished in no time flat.
    I agree, if you want to get this made quicker.
    I think it is beautiful :D:D:D

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    You can try making an oversized center block out of the same or another pattern and use the smaller blocks to flank it with. You'll finish with it sooner.

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    The blue sashing is EXACTLY what I had in mind! It looks wonderful now! I see you took out the yellow and white blocks, too. Now it really has definition!

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    I agree, add sashing. :thumbup:

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    Thanks everyone. I've got it all pieced together. I need to figure out the backing now. I've decided not to do a queen size. The size it is at now, will just fit my frame now.

    Ill posted the finish quilt as soon as I can.

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    It may not be right up your alley. It is just exactly the right colors and style to make a gorgeous quilt. You know when you buy a charm pack that it all goes together. You can't go wrong. Just imagine your kids fighting over it when you are gone.

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