I love four patches, and even though the animals heads sometimes get cut off, 2.5" squares in the smaller prints looks effective. I didn't have enough of the little squares to make a whole quilt, so I teamed them up with the 4.5" cut squares. While I like this layout and it uses up some more stash, it is a very busy pattern.
So I thought I would make one in a split nine patch format with some colour to break up the pictures. But I couldn't work out how to make "the pattern" AND keep the animals up the right way. I am not sure that this layout is anymore soothing to the eye!
SO I found one novelty print (which I swear I did not buy - must be from Mum?) and teamed it with some left over pinks out of my stash. There is not a lot of pink in my stash so I was pleased to have a "girl" quilt.
AND THEN I found my 2.5" strip and square box. There were some orphan pink and white four patches in there. That started a whole new sewing session of four patches. Which then lead to this quilt top! So while I now have four new WIP, I think will consider it a glass half full - because there is a whole lot less fabric sitting in my stash!
Next step is to find them all borders and backings....from the stash!
Happy quilting, Sue SA.