Sunday, February 23, 2014

Scrappy 4 Patch and More

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!

Happy Quilting! 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Le Jardin Block

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!

Happy Quilting!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Sew Along

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.

Happy Quilting.