As the book title reads "Pick Four" I went to my stash and selected my four fabrics. Sue suggest "Find Your Focus" fabric. Because I have a stash of fabric from years of hoarding I was able to pick from my stash. I'm sure you will agree that when you shop for fabric there is always that one fabric that just stands out and says PICK ME!
Sue's book will guide you on your fabric choices since a total of just four are needed it doesn't become an overwhelming task for the beginner quilter. With that said, you don't need just four to make the 12 patterns in the book. You can make these as scrappy or varied as you like!
When I first saw peeks into "Pick Four" at Amazon.com this particular pattern caught my eye immediately. It is called, "Antique Nine Patches." I just had to make it because I had the red focus fabric just waiting for the perfect pattern.
Sue suggest "Find Your Clues" from your focus fabric. I chose my background and two prints and got to work piecing and quilting.
A word on quilting: Thank goodness Sue doesn't leave you hanging with the famous "Quilt As Desired" we see on most patterns leaving us to try our best with magnifiers to see just how the quilt was quilted in the pattern. Am I right? Sue has quilting options! Sue suggested just quilting an allover design on this one. I chose to quilt this quilt with a pattern called, Special Roses.
Here is the end result after a wash, dry and crinkle it is cozy. "Pick Four" is available for purchase from Martingale & Co., Amazon or your local quilt shop. However, there are TEN bloggers participating in this book tour that are each giving away an autographed copy of the book so be sure to visit them. "You can't win a copy unless you enter." (kind of like winning the lottery....you need to buy a ticket!!)
To enter and win a copy from my blog I am asking you to visit Sue's blog and tell me something you learned about Sue. If you want to become a follower of Sue or me great, but not required. I'm guessing Sue will be reading my comments so make it a fun comment about Sue. A winner will be announced this upcoming Sunday morning.
Your stop tomorrow is at Pat's Blog, Silver Thimble Talk for another chance to win!