Thursday, February 13, 2014

Double 4-Patch in Progress

I did decide to take a little break from my red strings quilts and work on this double four patch.  It was a hard decision to make, because I just itch to get them finished. 

This quilt was a request from some of the women at church.  They wanted a quilt to tie for one of the women in our ward.  I said that as long as she would like a floral, I would be happy to donate all the fabric.  They thought she would love it, so I pieced this quilt. 

All it needs is borders.  Here I am using my design floor to decide on an inner border.  I will go with the light pink, but use the teal for the binding.  The teal solid is also the backing.  I better stop procrastinating and just DO the borders.  Borders are my least favorite part of all quilting.  But like my friend Deb says, "It is just eight long seams." 

They are hoping to tie this at an activity next Tuesday, but understand if I can't finish it in time.  I think I will be able to get it ready by then.  :o)

I just thought I would add... a design wall works a lot better with my two-year old, Monkey, than a design floor.  He thinks it is so much fun to run across my project if it is on the floor.  But if he knocks something off the wall he says, "Uh oh.  Sowee, Mom."  Then he hands me the piece that fell.  Go figure. 


P.S.  I am linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation. 


  1. ha ha, I just doubled the size of my design wall, and I still end up using the floor!
    Love your project and enjoyed the visit! (from NTT)

  2. What a great way to use or feature a floral fabric. 4 patches are so versatile too, looks great. Thanks for the inspiration

    1. Thanks, Lynn! I have a lot of similar florals to use up this year with my stash busting goals. I am so pleased with how this has turned out.

  3. Love the way this looks! Going to have to put this in the memory bank (sometimes also referred to as the memory hole haha)! I'm not a huge fan of sewing on borders but I tell myself it means I am almost done :) I don't measure when I put borders on either. So far I have not had an issue. . . I just make a long strip and sew, cut, sew, cut, sew, cut, sew, cut. . . I know I am going to regret this one day :)

  4. Your little monkey/helper sure sounds irrestible! Great quilt!

  5. So true, those design floors are far too tempting for little monkeys and princesses. I'm amazed you got a monkey-less picture!

    So sweet of you to make this top. I'm sure it will be much loved.

  6. pretty quilt top. it's so generous of you to make it! I have to say that I'm not a fan of doing borders either. sometimes, long seams are the hardest to keep in line!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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