A Four Patch Frenzie

So in between the sewing I’ve been doing I have been working on some 4-patch leaders and enders.  Remember my spool quilt that I’m making??

It’s Spooling Around from Bonnie Hunter’s More Adventures with Leaders and Enders book.  Well it needs four patches for the outside border.

I had set the quilt aside when I pulled my Celtic Solstice quilt to the front burner…I didn’t want it to be completely set aside though so I thought I would just start sewing strips sets together to make the four patches leader and ender style figuring once I had time for the spool quilt again I would have the four patches finished…..well my estimation skills are apparently VERY poor.

The other day I thought I would count to see where I was at and if I needed to make more…..Here are the ones I need for the borders for the spool quilt.  Notice I even have the corner pieces sewn.


I really should have looked and read the instructions.  I only need 84  4-patches  for the border!!

These are the extras.  I didn’t count them yet but the stack is about as high as the stack for the spool quilt.


Oh and look…I have even more segments ready to be sewn together into 4-patches.  I won’t even show you the pile of strips that are sewn but not cut into segments yet.  That would be entirely too embarrassing.


Oh…and wait.  There is more!!  I was packing some of the things up from the sewing room and look what I found.

Yep.  It’s a bag of segments the same size waiting to be sewn into 4-patches.

Can you believe it???  It looks like there will be more quilts featuring 4-patches that will be sewn by me.  I did take a minute to see if Bonnie had other projects I could use these for.  Well it looks like sometime in my future I will likely be sewing my own version of “Four Patch  X”, “Narragansett Blues” and “Fair and Square”.  That’s okay, I love all of the quilts and I have to say, 4-patches make me smile…looks like I’ll me doing lots of smiling…and can you believe, there are still more 2″ strips left in my scrap box.

I found other things when I was packing too…I’ll save that for another day.

3 thoughts on “A Four Patch Frenzie”

  1. I just finished Four Patch X because of a similar reason! You just need some corner triangles & sashing and you are done. It was a really easy quilt to put together. Good Luck!

  2. Jo, Do you ever sleep? With the move and everything else you accomplish, I am exhausted just reading all you do. Fingers crossed for good weather so you can get to that dream house of yours. Blessings to you and your hard working hubby at this beautiful season of Christmas.

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