I have an obsession. I mean really. I just can't, can't throw away my scraps. I have another obsession...using up my considerable stash of fabric and fabric scraps. So putting these two obsessions to work, I decided to make a 4 patch quilt. Some time ago, (like over a year ago) I squared some of the bigger pieces into 4 inch squares. This year, I've committed myself to putting those patches into a quilt top. I have so many UFO's...therefore the subject of this blog. This was one of them.
First, I joined the patches into 4 patch blocks. Next, the four patches were joined into double 4 patches. 4 double 4 patches made a row. I ended up with almost 6 rows. In the end I had to make 3 more double 4 patches to finish it off evenly...so back to my scraps and cut 36 more patches and put these together into 3 more double 4 patches.
Now this was fun. No pattern to follow, just a random happening of patches of fabric. For me a very enjoyable and satisfying project. OK, any quilter's out there with scraps. What can you do with yours. I have so much more to work with. I need to think of a new way to use them up...nothing mind boggling mind you...just a simple project.
But first. I need to get this top quilted. I'm a hand quilter, but that does take some time. I just might try my hand ...er.. machine at machine quilting. Maybe something simple like straight line stitching.
My Jem Gold has a 5 piece quilting kit.
I purchased it so I may as well use it. I'll quilt this top at one of my next Quilter's Play Dates.