Palmeteer Point 

The last clue for this little mystery QAL came out last Monday. I forced myself to get some other things done before playing with this! According to Lori’s directions, this is the layout. Clearly  some arranging of four patches was needed. 

You might remember that I made extra pieces. I had almost enough for a layout like this.

But I hated my 4 patches. Really hated them. So I took them off the wall to rework them. The problem with precuts is that you can end up with a quilt that is too matchy matchy. When I took them off, I was left with this. And I loved it! 


I decided to ditch my 4 patches. I knew they would make a quilt I wouldn’t like or use. I started thinking about what I would use and what would go with the green. I decided it could make a nice Christmas quilt for my table. I don’t like seasonal fabrics, but I love red and green quilts…..

Much better! Now to add a bit of gold.

Ahhhhh…..yes! Not at all scrappy, but I love this! It will go on my table at Christmas.  Time to start the quilting!

Now head over to  Humble Quilts to see everyone else’s version of a Palmeteer Point!

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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19 Responses to  Palmeteer Point 

  1. I love your finished arrangement. So different than what you started with. The addition of the different four patches just sets it off. Great job. Wish I had your eye for arranging blocks.

  2. sue says:

    What a great lesson this was! Thanks for sharing it.

  3. Hi Katy,
    I agree with you, the first 4-patch fabrics, nah. I like the red 16-patches much better. Then when I saw the gold 4-patches added, well, Wow! That one simple addition just made it perfect! Good color choices and fabric arrangement!
    Diane

  4. Debbie says:

    That is fantastic. Amazing solution.

  5. lois92346 says:

    I have to agree. The red, green and touch of gold was a wonderful choice. I’m not prejudiced or anything but I liked YOUR little quilt the best of all of them. 🙂

  6. I struggle with precuts for the same reason–they only look “good” together, generally lacking snap or spark. I like your final solution.

  7. Loris Mills says:

    Great color choices! This will be fun for you to use. Lori’s Palmateer is a fun pattern.

  8. LoriD says:

    Super darling! I actually still loved your matchy matchy 4 patches too!

  9. anudge says:

    I like your Christmas topper. Are you going to hand quilt it?

  10. Shasta says:

    I was going to protest and say that I liked the original four patches, but after seeing the new layout, that is just fabulous.

  11. Val W says:

    What a sweet quilt. You’ll love using this one!

  12. Helen G says:

    You made a great decision! Love the new idea! Perfect for Christmas and would be great in Christmas prints of red and green I think……which i have tons of! Thanks for sharing your ideas.

  13. Janet O. says:

    I thought the 4-patches were okay, but then your replacements elevated the whole thing to a new level. Nice call!
    Like you, I prefer holiday colors, not so much holiday prints.

  14. Pat Taylor says:

    Your red and green version is perfect though the 4 patch units were nice too. When all is done and quilted, it will make you happy and that is what counts.

  15. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Katy,
    WOW! You had me with the red and green, but then you threw in the gold! Great idea and I love the pattern the green and white stripes make. Kind of Jacob’s Ladder-ish. I would love to have this on my table at Christmas. ~smile~ Roseanne

  16. Sandi says:

    I love what you did!!! Hugs,

  17. Ila Migut says:

    Talk about a transformation! It’s amazing! What a great idea!

  18. Pat in WNY says:

    I love it too! I wish I had ditched my hst’s and replaced them, but I’ll make up this block pattern again at some point for another quilt.

  19. Sin duda lucirá perfecto en tu mesa en Navidad. La segunda opción es mucho mejor. Un saludo

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