I tried but I just couldn't make it work. I had 20 four patch squares all pieced together but it was boring!! I decided to slice the squares up and mix and match them back together. That was a pretty cool idea but there were lots and lots of seams to match! Got all the blocks pieced back together and then decided to trim them to different sizes.
It sure is colorful! Now I had to figure out how to sew all the different sized blocks together. Decided to use a technique I learned in a class at QuiltCon to "float" the squares in same sized blocks.
Placed my different sized blocks in each square and then had to piece a solid around each block to make them all 10 inch. Ughh......great design concept but I am just not loving the fabrics. Started out to be a test - just try it on a block or two - and then I decided to go ahead and make enough for a quilt. Wrong....if you are testing a design and you are using fabric that isn't one of your "boyfriends", you have to remember it's just a test! That's all it is and that's why you are not using your fav fabrics. If you like the way the test turns out, that's when you go to your stash of fabrics and you choose some of those "boyfriends" you have been hanging on for way too long. LESSON LEARNED - USE FABRICS YOU LOVE OR YOU WILL NEVER ENJOY THE CREATIVE PROCESS!
Hi! My name is Tricia Young and I live in Houston with my husband Jay. We live in a 60 year old house with lots of character which means we are constantly updating or fixing something. My mother taught me how to sew when I was very young. Back then, our sewing room was a closet. Now I have a whole "studio" and I love it! I am also a new grandmother to the two most beautiful twin boys ever. I am fortunate to live close to my wonderful daughter and son-in-law so we get together frequently. In addition to spending time with my family and quilting, I also love to cook, decorate my house and shop for clothes.