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

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    Senior Member Wendys Quilts's Avatar
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    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!!!!

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    It is lovely, keep going.

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    I love the design maybe if you move the blocks around in different positions you will like it better.

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    I like it. if you don' twant to make all those blocks, think about putting some solid color squares in between to help break them up some.
    good luck

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    Put it away for a few days and then try again. It's pretty. I think you're just getting bored with it. Don't give up.

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    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.

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    I think its lovely. Put it away for a while and then start it up again later.

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    Keep moving on it!!! It's going to be so cheerful when it's finished!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It looks great. I like nativetexan's suggestion about using solid blocks between each D4P. Play around with it until you find something you like or put it away for a few days or until you feel like working on 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 was just thinking the same thing, white sash would look good and you would need less blocks for a queen

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    If it is too busy for you ,what if you put more of the blocks together and go from light to dark or dark to light, you could set them on point too.

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    It's very pretty...but if you put in some plain blocks and sashed you would have it finished in no time flat.

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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 was just thinking the same thing, white sash would look good and you would need less blocks for a queen

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    I'm with lots of others, put in some plain blocks between the these. As for the other 5" squares you have, make a different quilt with them....just not a D4P!

    Honestly, I love the colors and think you're on to something. Maybe when you start sewing them together you'll find the energy you need to get it finished.

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    I love your blocks but can understand getting bored. The others gave you great ideas!!! :D:D

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    I hope this does not sound mean, but if you don't like the colors, do you think you will like a queen sized quilt?

    Another suggestion I was thinking of was to find a color that you like for a sashing...

    I love the quilt and thanks for sharing!

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    If you want a different look or a faster ending how about this: make 4 patch blocks out of 4 of your D4P blocks, sash/alternate with solid blocks the size of the newly created 4 patch...

    with that said, I like the looks of what you have & would keep plugging at it.

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    I love it to pieces. Your quilt will be stunning. Keep on sewing.

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    Your yellow and white blocks get kind of lost in the mix. I would take those out and sew a narrow (darker)blue sash in-between the blocks. You can always use the reject blocks on the back of the quilt.

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    I am with NativeTexan, I think having a solid colour would help the colours breath and also make it come together more quickly. As it is, it is very pretty, and I can see it in a room with mostly white, but if you have gone off it and want to finish it more quickly that is my suggestion. Otherwise put it to the wall for a while and come back to it later, it really is a nice quilt top but it does have a lot of work in it I appreciate that.

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    I like it! Will be really pretty. Keep going!

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-90709-1.htm

    This one is nice, it is a d9p but this gives you a setting idea.

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    Yup! I agree. Put plain block between, in a checkerboard pattern or whatever, and you'll finish fast!

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    I really like it! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ukmuminusa
    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 was just thinking the same thing, white sash would look good and you would need less blocks for a queen
    I agree! The white sash would really look great!

    Blessings,
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