A neutral starting position

Mystery, week 1: Not so bad, four patch in neutrals. But wait, there are choices, scrappy, or just two fabrics placed corner to corner. Briefly toyed with the cheater option of just cutting 3 1/2″ squares but that defeats the scrappy intent.img_3967My neutrals divide equally into two camps, light light grey and darker light grey. So I tried a few to see which looked best, two the same in a block, or totally scrappy with a light/darker diagonal opposition.img_3972Prefer four fabrics per unit as seen on the right, don’t you.

There was a bit of a false start to the piecing of these pesky units. Strips cut WOF then divided into four. Organised into the two camps. All set to sew ….. but forgot to do that critical check, what is the state of the bobbin. Unfortunately not good as it ran out after joining just one of the short strip pairs.img_3968Redemption came in the form of a full bobbin already wound, what foresight I must have had the last time I did some piecing.img_3973221 divides neatly into 3, so 77 units made. Step one finished in record time.

The Mystery Monday linkup where you can see lots of other mystery quilts in progress is here


6 responses to “A neutral starting position

  1. Nice neutrals! I think the mixed up scrappiness will be best, because based on the hint that Bonnie gave (the number of pieces to be cut if you are just using one fabric, more cutting instructions to come in later weeks) I suspect that some of these 4-patches will get sewn to each other to make larger units.

  2. Lovely fabric. I also like the mixed fabrics. I only have 10 blocks to go before i hit the 100 mark.

  3. I am way behind, as we were gone for part of the weekend, but I will press on!

  4. Very lovely fabrics! Love your blog too!

  5. Love the variety & I agree with Vireya.

  6. Love the greys! Also, love how you decided to do scrappy … I’m sure you’ll not regret it!

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