December 31, 2016
“Sweet Thing” Quilt
Here she is, this “Sweet Thing.” I’m quite, and unexpectedly, besotted with this quilt.
Megan Bruns picked out the red school houses border fabric one day when she went with me to Augusta to take No No Penny to the homeopathic vet there. (Love that vet!) And I chose to make the binding neutral. I didn’t want anything fighting with the small red border.
I used clam shell groovy boards for the quilting. These groovy boards are hard to find now since long arms are using computer packages. You cannot lay down a pattern like this by hand on a long-arm.
Here’s a close-up of the front.
She’s going to live in the living room for a bit.
I used this kind of setting in an earlier quilt, “Happy Baby Quilt.” You can search for it by that name with the search button on the right sidebar. I saw this kind of four-patch setting used by designer Lissa Alexander in the America Patchwork and Quilting four-patch challenge, April 2015, Issue 133, “Rainbow Rows” quilt. Here the colored squares are set into on-point rows.
Readers may recall that two summers ago I spent the whole of the summer practically sewing light/dark 4-patches out of the 2-inch scrap box, which created 1600 4 patches. I have made four quilts to date from those four-patches. Again, you can search for these quilts on this blog if you want to see more information and pictures of each.
“Crayon Crumb Box”:
“Winter Blue Jays”:
There is a fifth quilt in the making–a leader/ender project. And I still might have some four-patches left over!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!