Finish It Up Friday ~ Pink/Brown 4 Patch

I haven’t kept up with the monthly mini challenges over on the Small Quilt Talk Yahoo group over the last year of so. But I was in the mood for a mini recently, so I checked in to see what the current challenge was. This year, the challenges will all be based on quilts from Kathy Tracy’s latest book. I started with this pile of four patches.

They were set stripy style using sashing. You were supposed to use some sort of stripe here, but I went with what I had on hand. I also seemed to have forgotten the pattern, which called for only those two middle sashing strips. I got carried away and sashed everything!

I added some mismatched borders and quilted it on my Singer 301. Nearly all the fabrics in this little quilt came from the box of fabrics Ila sent me!  Thanks again, Ila! I couldn’t have made this without you!

Time to bind.

And, tadaaaa!

By the way, I enjoyed reading all of your comments yesterday about the bias edges on blocks. Val asked if having a straight of grain border helped if the blocks are on the bias. It does if the borders are carefully and accurately applied. However, it is much more difficult to apply the borders accurately if the blocks have bias edges. 
Have a wonderful day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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14 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Pink/Brown 4 Patch

  1. This is such a lovely little finish. I haven’t set anything on point yet but it gives it such a wonderful look.

  2. dezertsuz says:

    Looks wonderful! Do you have a walking foot for the 301 or use it as is?

  3. Monique D (B-Maransart) says:

    Comme beaucoup de tes ouvrages, j’adore celui-ci.

  4. Nancy says:

    What a sweet little quilt. I like the scrappiness of the borders and the back, and the colors are gorgeous.

  5. Sew cute, especially the backing. I love pieced backs.

  6. Kate says:

    Such a beautiful quilt – front and back!

  7. Very pretty! I like the pieced back too!

  8. Susan says:

    Sweet little mini in my favorite color combo – well done!

  9. lois92346 says:

    That is JUST adorable!! I love the mismatched borders and I LOVE the quilt design in the corner blocks. This had to be so much fun to work on. If you ever have a little granddaughter she’ll have doll quilts galore!

  10. Louise says:

    Now that is pretty neat..
    I am tempted to do one today but have a project that
    I really need to finish. I too love doing minis.

  11. Janet O. says:

    Very sweet little finish!

  12. Sharon says:

    Love your little mini 4-patch! How ironic that I just finished the top of a mini 4-patch too in purples! I also set them on point. I will probably hand quilt it but am trying to decide on how to do it. I’ve always loved miniatures and have decided recently to start making more of them. They finish up much quicker and are easier to quilt and cuter to boot!

  13. Sandi says:

    This is precious!! I love pink and brown together. I like your backing too. Have a good weekend. Hugs,

  14. Val W says:

    What a delightful little quilt. I have a fondness for minis, since that’s what got me hooked on quilting. I like your surprise of a pieced backing too. This one looks totally vintage!

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