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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.

“Bee Beauty”:



“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!!!



Written by louisaenright

December 31, 2016 at 12:53 pm

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  1. Louisa, your quilts are just STUNNING!!! I hope some of your creative ability will rub off on me. The Sweet Thing quilt is such a simple looking pattern, but it’s gorgeous. No wonder you are besotted with it. I have so much to learn! Thanks for sharing all of this with us.


    December 31, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  2. Louisa I love them all but the red one and the one with the bright multicolored squares are my favorite

    Carroll Risk

    December 31, 2016 at 2:54 pm

  3. I am also besotted with the “Sweet Thing” quilt! it’s a real beauty and looks lovely on your cream sofa. Of course it would look just as lovely on my cream sofa as well! Happy New Year dear friend! Can’t wait to see you in July!! Happy New Year!

    June Derr

    December 31, 2016 at 4:35 pm

  4. LOVE the sweet thing quilt! Aptly named and so pretty! Nice work. Happy new year to you too, louisa!

    judith brill

    December 31, 2016 at 6:34 pm

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