Before I had surgery on my foot I finished my Bricks and Stepping Stones quilt. My only problem, I didn’t realize how hard it would be to take pictures of it with a cast on. I thought about trying but then thought better of it. I’d have had to crutch my way onto the back patio….get the quilt thrown over the fence while balancing on one leg, hobble back away from the quilt and then snap the pictures. In theory that doesn’t sound terrible but in reality the wind blows the quilt…there’s a thread on the quilt…it’s crocked. There is a whole host of possibilities that would have me crutching it back and forth from the quilt to the spot where I’d take the picture from. Finally I decided I’d just wait and have Kelli take pictures when she came for a visit.
She came a couple time but it was dark by the time I remembered so no picture taking then. The next time she came I told her…pictures had to be taken today. We ended up goofing around and as it started to get dark I told her-“THE PICTURES HAVE TO BE TAKEN NOW”!…so she did.
I wasn’t outside with her so I had no idea what pictures she had taken.
This quilt is my version of Bonnie Hunter’s Bricks and Stepping Stones. (You can find the free pattern here) Bonnie did her’s with black and white four patches and she put a border on her’s. Mine is red and white four patches and no border. I did add lots more rows to mine too.
Here’s a close up picture.
This whole quilt started when a blog reader, Pauline, sent me a box on scrap fabrics. In the box were 85 “twosies” of a read and neutral square sewn together. That had me on the hunt for a pattern that needed four patches. I remembered this as Bonnie’s free pattern so I started in on it. I did have to make more four patches as I made mine quite a bit bigger but it was nice to get the boost to start.
I’m VERY happy with how the colors turn out. Honestly, I simply grabbed my 3 1/2″ strip bucket and the entire quilt was cut from it. There’s likely enough left in the box to make at least one if not two more quilts…oh my!
If you are ever looking for a quick quilt, this is a good one!
I added a red binding hoping it would tie everything together.
This quilt is on the pile to be gifted. I really like it but I can’t keep them all.
Kelli didn’t snap a picture with Ruby on the quilt which I know some of you want to see….you’ll have to suffice with a picture of her on the quilt top only.
I had lots of fun making this quilt. I really think that at some point I’ll likely make another. I love four patches and as I said, it’s quick, easy and that 3 1/2″ bucket of mine has plenty more in it!