My Four Patch X quilt is finished…and I’m so happy.
This is a Bonnie Hunter quilt and can be found in her book More Adventures with Leaders and Enders.
I half way started this quilt last December when we still lived at the farm house. It was my therapy really. All of my quilting fabric were packed away except for my strip boxes.
I’d work long hours here at the new house painting or doing floors then get home and need to unwind a bit. I’d sew strips together as that’s what I had to sew. First I the strips, then cut to segments and then into four patches. I made so many. It was just what I needed. Before long I had all the four patches I needed.
Fast forward to the new house…I started putting the blocks together this fall….slow and steady never really working hard on the project. If I’d get something else finished and had 20 minutes more of sewing time, I’d sew on this.
Mine is a row bigger than Bonnie’s. You know me, I like big quilts.
After the top was mostly together I showed Hubby….His comment…Yellow?? Really??? That left me a little sad as I was feeling more like YELLOW!!! I love it!!!
It ended up on a back burner after his comment. Then a couple weeks ago as the mystery finished I was putting borders on it and decided to put borders on this too. I added a 1 1/2″ border to the outsides. Bonnie didn’t.
Then a couple weeks after that Kelli convinced me it was time to put one of my own quilts on the frame. Well this one had a backing so it won out.
I opted for a non directional Baptist Fan motif. I started out thinking brown thread for the top but quickly switched to yellow/gold. Over the course of a couple days I finished it up. I really like it.
I showed it to Hubby. I expected a not so good comment. He said he liked it. WHAT??? I thought you didn’t like it before I said. He said that now that it is finished it looks more gold and not yellow. I think it’s because I bound it in a dark-dark- blue/black. I have used this fabric SO-SO-SO many times for binding. It’s a Jo Morton print that I love.
The backing is piece that either came from a friend or from a thrift store find. I think it’s perfect. The flower have gold stems. Either way the backing was free or really-really cheap. There was enough that I didn’t have to find something else to piece and match either…another plus.
Kalissa and Kelli were here here so I laid the quilt out onto the floor to show off my finish. Within seconds, the dogs, Kalissa and the childcare kids were on it checking it out.
It apparently passed their approval….mine too. I really like it.
I think some of my favorite quilts are ones like this…simple four patch quilts with a nice layout.
Thanks for the great pattern Bonnie….It was a joy to sew.