Monday 28 October 2013

Slowly Does It

More progress on the disappearing Four Patch.

After I messed up my rows, I had to re-do some of my blocks which slowed me right down. I am glad though that I did persist with my original layout...this is exactly how I wanted it to look. Actually not that easy to get that organised 'thrown together' scrappy look where the colour distribution is just right. And while this might sound a bit obsessive, for me there is nothing worse than finishing a quilt with that sinking feeling of ...gee, I wish I had done this differently after months of working on it.

It turned out beautiful

This is the continuation of the borders that I will work on today. Again, the distribution of colour around it was a bit of trial and error to get it right. I design my quilts in EQ7 and while I had the body of the quilt all worked out in the program, for those surrounding strips I actually had to lay them out on the floor to see how this all interacts.

There will be another black border to finish it off. The effect I was going for was for the viewer to be instantly drawn to the fabric (as this is my very special fabric, that was so special it had not been touched for some years). I think that I might have achieved this. So far, my family has commented more on the fabric than the actual piecing of it all.

As for the the moment I am thinking of meandering all over it but, who knows, this might change in a couple of days...

Linking up to Anything Goes Linky Party at Stitch by Stitch.



  1. Congratulations on a beautifully finished top, Karin! Your patience and attention to detail has certainly paid off. The border looks great, too!

  2. I love it! It was definitely worth slowing down. Can't wait to see your quilting.

  3. You can tell you put lots of time into this one. It looks so good between the piecing (which is hard for this block) and the color arrangement. Perfect combination! Can't wait to see your quilting. I like the allover meander idea.

  4. That is a beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see it when it's finished.

  5. Beautiful quilt. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

  6. stopping by from VQR and Anything Goes monday linky party.. Linky parties are fun ! I am enjoying the Book and love your block.


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