Monday, November 16, 2020

Baby 4 -patches

QuiltCon Together begins on February 18.  It will be a virtual event this year and I'm planning on entering at least 3 quilts into the show. I've signed up for a class too and hope to spend an afternoon virtually walking through the quilt show with a friend.

Last Tuesday, I saw a couple of things go by on Instagram suggesting QuiltCon Together was 100 days away.   Better yet, I saw several friends starting 100 day projects to help mark the passing time.


For my 100 days to QuiltCon, I decided to make mini 4 patches using scraps of solids.  These cuties are 2 1/2 '' x 2 1/2 '' so it will take many (many) of them to make an actual quilt.


How many? Quick quilt math - a quilt 60'' x 60'' needs 900 of these baby 4-patches.  Yikes!

So my goal for the next 100 days is to make baby 4-patches and then start sewing them into sets of 9.  These blocks are 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2''.   100 blocks - i.e. a 10 x 10 layout - will give me a throw sized quilt!


So while I aspire to make 100 of these 6 1/2'' x 6 1/2'' block, my goal for the next 100 days is just to make these baby 4-patches and continue to sew them together as I go!  I'll source everything I can from scraps embracing multiple shades of 'white' as I go.  At some point though, I'll just cut into yardage for the background.

I've got a pile of 2 patches next to my machine and I am ready to rock!

Have a wonderful day! Patty

5 comments:

  1. That looks like a really fun project for the countdown. :)

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  2. what a lovely idea to mark 100 days away from an important event.

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  3. I really like your colors! I've always wanted to make a postage stamp quilt and this sounds like a good way to do it.

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  4. I thought each square was 2.5 inches...then I realized the four-patch was 2.5 inches. Yikes!! Good luck.

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