Here is the scrappy 4 patch laying out. I didn't have a pattern for the finished quilt. These are double 4 patch blocks with added sashing. I had fun coming up with this layout. The original inspiration was similar to this little quilt I made. I hope this answers some questions.
Getting ready for my retreat in a couple of weeks, these churn dash blocks will go in a draw. Some lucky person will have a good size quilt with about 40 blocks in the draw. This quilt is in one of Kim Diehl's books.
Happy mail this week, this was a left over Christmas gift and partly thanks to a wonderful friend. Thanks Darlene, something a little different for me. I'm going to have some fun!
This is block seven finished, two more blocks to go. I really like the French General fabrics in this quilt. Some of the details are done with hand embroidery, like the details of the bunny weathervane on the house.
A birthday gift from a secret sister in my stitching group. It's all hand stitched, someone knows how much I love red.
Another gift from a secret sister. Look at the ruffle along the zipper, I love it. It's been the best birthday, Thank You Secret Sister!
I've finished the quilting and binding on my 4 patch civil war quilt. I liked the sashing in between the blocks and then added the little 4 patch in the cornerstones. Don't have the exact dimensions of the quilt but it's a nice lap size. The little squares are 1" finished.
Making some progress on the American Patchwork and Quilting sew along in the Feb issue. These blocks are 15" and those little squares again are 1" finished.
I'm thinking this will become another lap quilt with 12 blocks. The piecing is taking so long and extra attention needed with the pressing. I've decided to just press all the seams open on these blocks, keeps them nice and flat without extra bulk.
Has it really been a week already? I bet you've heard that one before... I made the little twister heart I think last year but didn't do anything with it. With Feb just around the corner, I pulled this out and finished it into a small wallhanging. I've hung it in my kitchen above the cabinets on this old window frame. Now if I only had more in a similar size to change it out each month.
It's been a quiet start to 2014. I'm working on machine quilting my 4patch quilt. I'm happy with how it's looking so far.
Quilt Mania has come out with Simply Vintage in English starting with Issue No. 8 which I found at Chapters book store on Christmas eve. No I don't shop on Christmas Eve but my daughter was working that day and we stopped in to see her. While waiting I was browsing the magazine section and found the Autumn Issue. Last week she found the Winter Issue for me. This magazine is FULL of projects, you won't be disappointed.
Doing a little redwork. These are Sunbonnet Sue's for each month. I'm working on June now, they go pretty fast.
Finished another block for Le Jardin quilt, I think this is the biggest block so far. At least it seemed to take me a long time to stitch. Haven't done any embellishment on these blocks, I'll wait until they are all done.
Started working on some of the Sew Along blocks. These are in the Feb 2014 issue of Better Homes and Garden Quilt Magazine. The blocks are super scrappy and take a fair bit of time for each block. Haven't decided yet how many of these I will make, the pattern shows 20 but I'm pretty sure mine will be less than that.
Just popping in to say to all my friends near and far, All the Best for 2014! I don't make resolutions as I know it won't happen and I don't want to disappoint myself. Your posts bring me joy, even if I can't always comment. Thank You for your continued friendships and I look forward to the wonderful inspiration you provide me throughout the year. My list is ever growing because of you!
Lula is only looking slightly annoyed, she usually runs away when I try and take her picture. She was so comfortable in this bag I was making, she didn't move. I can always count on her when it's time to cuddle.