Yippeee! My week is here! Since I like working with garden themes it seems appropriate that I should make something growing. "Clover" started out when I was playing with blocks for my Pansy Face quilt to go with Pansy’s Posies. I had a group of four petals with a contrasting pansy face interior and I found some of the versions I was exploring looked more like leaves that formed a 4 leaf clover. By extending some sashing through the middle, my clover was standing up so a lucky person could find it.
I’ve made my small block as a green clover leaf and I like how the scrappy mix of fabrics makes a cheery little leaf. I imagine the sun shining down on the top leaves and shadow in the folds of the leaves on the lower ones. That larger block in the back ground is made with all Thatched and is based off one of my color studies.
The block can also be done as a clover with no stem...or playing with the greens and whites in the background and variation on the shades in the leaves. The lower left has a white, gray and orange band creating a strong horizontal element in the composition. Or simply make more of a star with white centers and dark corners in the layout in pink/red in a slightly more traditional look.
I love to play with rainbow colors in the corners and sides. Pair them with light and dark centers, corners and pluses. I loved that last one in the serene green and teal colors and wanted to sew one.
Sometimes I like to just make some single blocks in Thatched from the color studies and use them for some individual throw pillows. I have a couple from Moda Blockheads 3 with my "Little Bear Cubs Round the Campfire" block that I think this would pair well with.
To access your pattern for CLOVER, please click the gray bar below for the website link:
If you are looking for my blog post I did for Moda on COLOR, please check that out here:
If you are looking for my blog post on my quilt setting and corner blocks, the blog post is here:
Whatever you decide to do for your block this week, I hope you have the luck of finding a four-leaf clover and lots of fun playing with the options.
Check out my weekly color studies at robinpickens.com and shop for patterns at robinpickensINC.com. If you want a peek at the quilt that started this clover inspiration, here is “Pansy Face” using Pansy’s Posies. This fabric ships to quilt shops this October.
One more note for this week. I'd like to express my gratitude for all the nice comments people have with my color studies. I love to play with color and have a great time exploring them each week. It warms my heart to get nice messages and I'm pleased many of you have enjoyed them. Thank you for the sweet and supportive notes and comments. They really warm my heart!
Happy sewing this week and be sure to post your blocks in the facebook group. I can't wait to see them!
7/27/2022 02:15:52 am
Thanks for a beautiful block!
7/27/2022 04:57:20 am
Thank you so much for once again designing a block for this round of the Blockheads quilt along; and even more so for the weekly color studies you've done. Your inspirational posts add a lot to our collective efforts and to be frank, they got me so excited during last round (BH3) that's the main reason why this time I'm making blocks not just looking at others' work. Your inspiration motivated me into action!
8/2/2022 10:30:58 am
Thank you so much Sarah! You always have such kind and lovely messages and I appreciate it. I'm so glad you are making blocks this time and hope you are enjoying that. It is a great community and I'm happy to be a part of it!
7/27/2022 05:59:34 am
I like what you did with this block and I like how you showed different variations of color with it. Your pansy quilt shown above is so pretty. I like the colors in it.
8/2/2022 10:31:36 am
Thanks Susan, and one just got finished (of the Pansy quilts) with a purple background for lots of color!
7/27/2022 08:23:44 am
Love your work, Robin!
7/27/2022 09:34:01 am
Thanks for the Clover block. As a young girl we searched the yard for a four leaf clovers! Also, your Thatched line of fabrics are among my favorites❤️!
7/27/2022 10:26:51 am
Thanks so much for these color studies. They are so very helpful.
7/28/2022 06:42:12 am
I absolutely love this block! Thank you for sharing.
7/28/2022 07:50:56 am
I can't wait for Purple Pansy’s Posies! !! Love all your fabric!
7/28/2022 10:35:52 am
Lovely block! Thanks for showing so many variations of colour and value.... so interesting!
8/1/2022 05:30:48 pm
I love your color studies. Can you please tell me where the latest bonus block will reside in the layout?
8/2/2022 08:37:25 am
I love this block! I am enjoying your color studies and am making my BH4 quilt following your layout. Can you please tell me where the last bonus block will reside in your layout? Thanks for a beautiful block and quilt design.
8/2/2022 10:32:51 am
Hi Lorna! Yes! I have made the bonus block in orange and it will live in the top of my orange "box" (at least I think, I might rearrange to a side, but it is the smaller 4 1/2" size).
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