I participated in the 3rd Saturday Sew-In with Jennifer at the Inquiring Quilter yesterday. She held it on her Facebook group and it was lots of fun to sew knowing others were sewing along on their projects at the same time as me! For some reason I had no place to be yesterday other than in my sewing room, imagine that!
I pulled out a kit that I had made to work on based on Bonnie Hunter’s Fourth of July Quilt . The pattern may be from 2005 but I don’t think it has dated at all. I changed the size of the blocks from 6″ finished to 4″ finished as I wanted this to be a smaller donation quilt and because of fabric constraints with respect the neutral fabric I had picked for this.
Every thing was in this medium sized freezer bag EXCEPT the outer borders. I don’t have any more of the blue fabric (which is not scrappy), and I’d like to use blue as the border to calm down the super bright oranges. I’ll have to see if something in my stash works or wait until things are back to normal to go in person fabric shopping.
I sewed but I definitely didn’t power sew, taking lots of breaks for tea, meals, and whatever, and still by the end of the sew-in I had all but the already cut inner border together.
I’m not crazy about one of the orange fabrics as it reads much lighter than the others but otherwise I’m very pleased with how this has turned out. I’m not about to un-sew to remove the fabric I don’t like either so in it, it stays.
- Make one 4 patch block and one neutral block with flipped corners, spin the seams on the four patch and then determine the pressing on the flipped corners block
- Seams aren’t all going to nest nicely.
- Triple check your layout before sewing
I’ve previously made this in blue and green:
But what colour combination to make it in next time? That will probably depend on what’s overflowing in the 2.5″ box of squares and strips.