Monday, March 12, 2018

One More Try


I decided to give the colorwash layout for my 4 patches one more try.



I was somewhat successful this time so my plan is to sew it up!
I made it a bit bigger this time and tried to better focus all the lights toward the center.  I did have to make a lot of the blocks for the very center once I had all of the 4 patches I had made previously up on the wall.  Yep!  I used every last one.

So many of you had some great ideas for using my blocks.  Some suggested using alternate blocks or neutrals but I REALLY wanted this one t be 100% scraps.  Right now I am swimming in bits of fabric so the more I can squeeze into a quilt the better!

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20 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It was definitely worth a second try. It's stunning!

Kat said...

Whoa! Looks amazing!

Sewgirl said...

Wow! Looks great!!

Anorina (Samelias Mum) said...

I love this quilt. The layout of your lighter blocks is just perfect!

Rike Busch said...

That looks amazing! And it reminds me of my longtime project "Neverending Story". My quilt shall look the same way, but my squares are cut 2"... Which size are your squares?
Greetings from Germany
Rike

Linda Swanekamp said...

Oh, it is just beautiful! Love the glow and colors. It is a joy. Can't wait to see it sewn up.

PegP said...

Definitely worth the effort!

Shannon said...

Love it!

Jayne said...

This really turned out great. I love your color wash ... and the fact that you stuck to your guns and only used scraps!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I like this try - it looks like the sun is shining in the center - beautiful!

Pamela Arbour said...

As always, you have done an excellent job with your fabrics!

Chantal said...

That's why they say: If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. I'm glad you did. It looks awesome! Kudos! ;^)

June D said...

Wonderful! Glad you gave it a another try.

Sandy said...

I like watercolor quilts, but never tried to make one. I would never be able to decide on a layout. Yours looks great.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks wonderful, Cyndy! How many 4 patches is it?!

Ann said...

I made several radiant nine patches in the past. It's amazing how light the centers need to be and how many fabrics it took for the darks. I like yours with so many colors. Beautiful. Keep up the scrapping.

MartiDIY said...

Yes! I love it the color fading. It does look like a watercolor painting.

Louise said...

Great colorwash! I think you nailed it :)

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Wow, that looks so beautiful!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh what a beauty!! Love the colourwash effect - so good that you persevered.

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