Last night the Disappearing Four Patch quilt was finally completed. This one will go to a man at our church, a former Marine who is battling degenerative hip disease.
I backed it with a cozy fleece so it will be nice and snuggly.
I sew my bindings on with my sewing machine. Hand stitching is not my favorite thing. I quilted this one with an all over loopy sort of thing that I made up as I went along. As usual. Muddling, what can I say?
Here's another look at it. I'm really pleased with the way this one turned out. There are a lot of Disappearing Four Patch tutorials out there if you're interested. I used 10 inch squares for my four patches, then measured two inches from the center seam - horizontal and vertical - on each side of the seam for my cuts. You can see that the blocks are big! It only took twelve for a quilt big enough to cover my sweetie. I didn't measure it, but he said his arms got tired holding it above his head, so it's a good size.
I've been cutting strips of batik and sub-cutting some 2 1/2 inch squares from each different fabric. I want to make another colorwash and I told a couple of friends that I'd cut them each a kit, too, so they could give it a whirl. Wanda continually inspires me with the beautiful work she does.
As usual, Bruno was in constant attendance and a great support. Though he doesn't look too thrilled to be there, does he??
This twisted ball of fur is Chloe. She tried to stay the course, but had to give up for a nap.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend. We are. Miss Ru is supposed to come home today!!! Yippee and Glory to God!
Hugs and kisses,