Finish it up Friday

I am still trying to believe it is 2015! But it is not hard to believe it is winter. Schools here are closed today. It is extremely cold, windy, and the snow is blowing. I plan to sew since I don’t have to work today. But my sewing will likely be in the form of curtains for Daughter #1. Curtains can change a room so much, they are so worth the work!

The Small Quit Talk group challenge for the month is to make something using a Disappearing 4 Patch block. A nice tutorial for this can be found on Kathy Tracy’s bog here.

Here is the block.

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The block finished at 4 inches. I chose to make just 4 blocks in a color combination I have noticed lately in some antique quilts.

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I wasn’t in love with it at this point but I forged ahead.

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Someone on Instagram said I should put it on point. I wish I had as I think it looks better that way, but it was too late, I had already started quilting it. (BTW, you can find me on IG as katyquilts).

Here it is before washing.

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And after.

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I used mono-poly thread for the quilting. The color is more true in the before washing picture. I intend to hang a bunch of the quits that I have made in these group challenges in my stairwell heading to the sewing room. I need to paint first though. Sigh…..I hate painting! Anyway, when I get to that point, I think I will hang this one on point.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts.

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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6 Responses to Finish it up Friday

  1. Cécile says:

    The green disappears in brown ?
    I love the block !! And the quilt is so cute !

  2. Kathy says:

    I love the D4P. I made a small wall hanging using that block … in hindsight I wish I’d chosen fabrics with more contrast (I used fabrics from my stash). I would like to make a larger quilt and will put a lot more thought into the fabrics I choose.

  3. The blocks go together so well and again your chosen quilt pattern really adds to the block design without being distracting. It’ll be worth painting the wall to be able to display your projects! 😉

  4. It looks really cute I like it.

  5. I wouldn’t have thought of using those fabrics together, but I like them a lot. Nice little finish.

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