Monday, 29 July 2013

Another Country Quilt

Feel in the mood for a country type quilt and have been playing around with my EQ7 program designing all sorts of things...

Settled on the Disappearing Four Patch...quick to construct and interesting to look at and lends itself well to a scrappy type quilt. Country fabric will not be an issue as I have tons of it (and more)...in addition, some time ago I won 20 fat quarters of country fabric in a block competition with one of the magazines over here (Inspiring Country Thread). The fabric is really beautiful but so far I have not used it for anything. Definitely time to cut into it...


The internet is a great resource...did not take me long to find a number of tutorials on how to quickly construct this block.

Here are just a few of the sites that I looked at:

Chock-A-Block Quilt Blocks (ending up with a 12 1/2"block)
SewWonderful (8 1/2"block) and
What comes next? (Disappearing Four Patch with a twist - very cool)




And here is my test block


Perfect...I used 5" squares as my starting point and arrived at a block size of exactly 8 1/2". Went  together pretty quickly...I reckon the best way to go about this is to sew up all of the Four Patch units first and then proceed to cut them to make the Disappearing Four Patch units one by one.

The quilt I am planning will look something like this:


42 blocks in total...with a border of 6" this would come to 61" x 69".  Have not quite decided on the border as yet as this will depend a bit of what I find when I go through my stash, but overall I like the look of this. Yep, can't get away from it...I love those simple, repetitive arrangements.

Linking up to Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop Week 8 and Link Up over at Plum and June and Anything Goes Linky Party at Stitch by Stitch

Karin

9 comments:

  1. Hi Karin!
    It is very nice to meet you! I am visiting from Plum and June. I love the disappearing 4 patch - your test block looks great!
    I blog about quilting and our farm life so you may have to poke around a bit if you visit my blog to find quilty things. xo jan
    Also I am a new follower :)

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  2. Nice bloc and design for a quilt. So precise pieced! Look forward to see the quilt.

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  3. Really nice test block - can't wait to see the progress on the whole quilt as the design really looks interesting.

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  4. Nice. I recently bought a book with the block used in a baby quilt that I am hoping to make :)

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  5. This one is going to be awesome! I love it, can't wait to see what fabrics you put together for it.

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  6. Hello Karin I am visiting from Stitch by Stitch Anything Goes. Your test block is wonderful! Don't you just love planning quilts in Electric Quilt? I have an older version - someday I will have to invest in 7. Your design is pretty and I am sure will make up quite lovely with your country fabric.

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  7. I've used this block before and love it! You can use scraps and it goes together so nicely! Looking forward to seeing your quilt!

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  8. Looks really fantastic. This pattern is so wonderful.

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  9. I like this pattern, but I have a hard time making a block and then cutting it up:) Even if it is just a four patch, lol. Looks great. I will brave it one day.

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