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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Gypsy Four Patch

cutting and piecing

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Final layout

Since some time I dream of making a gypsy style quilt. As I had not enough fabrics for such a project, I had to wait to receive them to start. My idea was to make a soft medium tunes quilt, with some strong contrasts here and there, so that it is not boring. I wanted to give it a "random style", which in fact is everything but not random! I enjoyed playing with all these varieties of values and colors but... I suffered... isnt' it paradoxical?

My fabrics arrived last friday. On saturday and sunday, in a sort of frenzy, I cut and sewed restless, so that on sunday evening my 120 blocks were laid out on the design board! Monday and tuesday I spent some time examining the result of all this frenzy from far, from close, from up the stairs, taking pictures... At the end, I believe that this last layout is the good one and that I should stop looking at it and start piecing the blocks together!
 You will see this top finished in my next post.
Hope you are having a great time quilting!
Christine

12 comments:

  1. J'adore toutes vos couleurs ! Votre choix de tissus est fabuleux ce sera un beau quilt !

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  2. Merci beaucoup Mamifleur, je voudrais vous repondre par mail, mais malheureusement vous etes "noreply".

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  3. You're so right that often something that looks random really isn't! I think it was worth all the deliberation though, your layout is really well balanced! I think this is going to be another gorgeous quilt Christine :)

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  4. WOW!! This quilt is going to be STUNNING!! Keep going....!!

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  5. Beautiful! It's soft, yet interesting. It has movement, yet it remains calm. The color palate is very pleasing. Bravo!

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  6. Stephie, like Mamifleur you are "noreply", so I answer to you here. I appreciate you kind words, thank you.

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  7. Oh it is wonderful! Sounds like you are having fun playing with it and that is even better. Thanks for sharing your process and your thoughts...can't wait to see the result!

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  8. Gorgeous! What a lovely combination of fabrics!

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  9. Oh, you have been busy! I cannot wait to see how this progresses!

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  10. Hello,
    I just found your blog, and I love this quilt! Scrap quilts are my favorite, and this one is just lovely!

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