Tuesday, May 22, 2012

At Last....

At last the cutting is done.  I think I counted that I have enough 7 inch squares for 56  4 patch blocks - YEA!!!!

Now I need to get sewing!!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Disappearing 4 Patch Quilt

I decided on making a Disappearing 4 Patch Quilt.  I like the look of the whole quilt.
I have started with a 7 inch square for the 4 patch block.

I have made about 22 4 patch blocks so far.....What do you do?  Cut everything, then sew...or a bit of this and a bit of that??  I get bored so I do what I feel like!! haha

Here's some of the 4 patch blocks I did so far....

I decided to cut and sew a block so Frank could see what I am doing...I think he was impressed....

I am trying to figure out how many completed blocks I will need to make for a quilt for my queen size bed...I am thinking at least 56.  I want the finished quilt to be about 100 inches long and 86 inches wide.  The finished block is 12 inches. If I do 8 blocks down and 7 blocks across, it will measure 96 x 84 before sewing the blocks together.  Then perhaps I will add a 6 inch wide border. Any suggestions??

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New Project

 I was lucky and found a sewing machine the other day - it was originally $450 and I got it for $100.  Good deal, right!!  Frank took me to our packed boxes and I found what was left of my quilting stuff.  I had to leave so much behind in Italy.

I have been scouring the internet for ideas for a quilt.  I have come up with either a Log Cabin Style or a Disappearing 4 Patch.
Here are my fabrics.

If I decided to do a Log Cabin or Courthouse Steps, I think this fabric will be the start.
So much to think about!!!!