En Provence colour changes

You may remember my dilemma in my colour choices while making this quilt.   I really wanted a bright fall theme for this quilt,  but using the values only for placement resulted in orange and blue 4 patches.  This meant that the flow of the pattern was lost in the dramatic colour contrast. Here is a quick comparison I posted on instagram:


I decided that swapping the dark blue and magenta meant the least amount of rework, and a little play using Paint on the computer gave me the confidence to get started.

Sashing finished

Sashing finished

Yes!  This is so much better.  I just need to remake the half square triangles. Ahh, that’s better. After a diligent effort here is the first block (of four).

First block with new colour arrangement

First block with new colour arrangement

As to the leftover 4-patches and navy HST, I’ll probably make up some larger pieces — as 6″ blocks they might mix nicely with my Farmer’s Wife blocks.

Linking up to Main Crush Monday with Cooking Up Quilts and Bonnie Hunter’s mystery Monday linkup for February 13.



  1. I love it with the new colours!

    1. I am a lot happier with this result. The contrast is low with some of the colours but it meets the vision I had in my head at the beginning, of autumn leaves in a glorious pile.

  2. I always find it difficult to make a swap decision if I have to make many new parts, but like you, I end up finding it worth it. New look is wonderful.

    1. Thank you for your vote of support! Now just to make another set of tri recs units in navy.

  3. I struggled with my color choices for a long time, so I understand where you’re coming from. Your final decision looks magnificent.

    1. I learn more and more with every quilt i make– it’s fun!

  4. It’s wonderful! I love your choice to swap out the magenta for the blue. Your quilt is going to look amazing!

    1. i just have to keep reminding myself that it’s only fabric… Having to make a few more units is okay!

  5. What a difference a color change can make!!

    1. i know, the pattern seems so much more cohesive now.

  6. It is going to be a beautiful quilt.

  7. That’s a beautiful block. Great job with the re-work.

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