Tuesday, February 3, 2015

I wasn't going there but....


If you are a quilter who "hangs out" with other quilters on a variety of social media you may have seen a burst of interest in four patch quilts along with the hashtag #apqquiltalong.  Apparently American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is publishing four (three?) 4-patch patterns in its current issue and encouraging quilters to join them in sewing the patterns and posting pictures of their projects on Instagram.  I wasn't going there.  I certainly don't need another project.  But, I really like four-patch blocks as you can see from my assortment of little four-patch quilts I've blogged about in the past.  I even have a great antique four-patch quilt top (lower right picture in the collage above).


I saw a picture of an indigo and white doll quilt on the Quilt Index once and wanted to make one of my own.  But, this time I'm going bigger.  I love my little quilts but I find quilts in the 36" x 48" range display better in some of my larger baskets, on shelves and even on the wall - bigger impact. This is especially true if they are hand quilted.


One of the things I really like about the four-patch block is it is so very simple and quick to sew.  My indigo and white (with a pinch of red) four-patch quilt is starting to come together.  Yeah, I went there.  Hashtag #couldnotresistthefourpatch.

16 comments:

  1. I like all four of your 4patch quilts. Same pattern, placed in different ways make such a different look. And the colors make all the difference too. Keep going you are doing great.

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  2. I like your blue four patch quilt. I especially like the layout with the solid squares.

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  3. great little 4 patch quilts -

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  4. Now you have my interest piqued in doing four patch blocks!

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  5. Blue and white combos are always neat!! I like the red accent & this will be special with handquilting. Your antique has an interesting design of colors.

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  6. I love how those simple blocks create some of the best designs. Looks like we all better be thinking about 4 patches

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  7. I'm glad you shared your pretty blus and white 4-patches. Its going to be a fun Sew-along with all the people making 4-patch quilts. I saw the one I want to make with some Hatchet blocks on my wall already. Those blocks were just waiting to be joined with scrappy 4-patches from my Scrappy Stash.

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  8. Well, we all have our weak moments, don't we? : )
    But what delightful things come of them. This is such a pleasing little blue and white creation (with touches of red).

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  9. Very nice so far! I love the blues you're using. So hard to resist starting something new :0)

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  10. Four patches are great. They are so versatile and you can use up a lot of scraps. I love your little four-patch quilts, and the blue and white one is looking lovely. I'll have to get out my box of already made four patches and start playing with them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  11. Pretty in blue, so much you can do with four patches.

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  12. love indigo and your little quilt is coming along great. I have been trying very, very hard not to jump on board...

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  13. I love your indigo 4 patch plan! The fabrics you chose are fabulous - this will be so sweet.

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  14. I'm so glad that you did, "Go there!" You're having great results and inspiring others to join you, too.

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