Monday, August 9, 2010

Paired Four Patch

This top has been completed for awhile (probably five years).  I originally thought I'd add a pieced border, but the quilt is fairly large already.  I've decided to run the pieced blocks to the quilt edge.   This quilt was fun to sew.  Four 4 Patch blocks per pieced unit (two sets of two) - I strip pieced the alternate block.  I love scrappy quilts!   

The inspiration for this quilt is a Double Irish Chain circa 1875 (pg 41) from 'The Ultimate Quilting Book' by Maggi McCormick Gordon (great book!).  If you have this book, look it up.  What a beauty - yummy red background fabric - subtle stripe with uniform circles - I love fabric with dots!  I named the top 'Freda's Girls' because my sister-in-law was gifted the book for Christmas from her daughters and she let me drool over it while we visited over the holiday. 

Time to get it quilted! 

25 comments:

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!!!

beth said...

this is lovely. I love scrappy quilts!

Minka's Studio said...

Very pretty. How will you quilt it? Machine? Hand? Farming it out? Or doing it yourself? (I've subscribed for follow up comments.)

Vicki said...

I'm thinking Baptist fans. I like curved quilting lines with straight pieced seams. Think I'll send it out (if I want it completed anytime soon!).

Janet said...

That is just beautiful!! Simple and scrappy wonderful :0)

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ann hermes said...

beautiful colors!

Sue said...

lovely quilt and great color's. will have to look out for that book.

Kathie said...

this is one of my all time favorite books
your quilt is amazing LOVE the colors! That blue is wonderful...do you remember whose fabric that is?
just beautiful
I am glad your not putting borders on it , the quilt is just beautiful.
grid quilted would be nice too but if your sending it out go with the Baptist fans!
Kathie

Christine said...

Oh yes you must get it quilted, it is a stunner

cheers
Christine

Barb said...

truly a wonderful quilt!
I love your choice of that setting blue fabric.
I have that book and maybe I should thumb through it, it's been a while.
looking forward to seeing it quilted.

Meredith said...

Nothimng like having a great book collection for inspiration. I like the green with the blue. have fun quilting it

*karendianne. said...

Fantastic! Love it.

Lori said...

I love it just the way it is! The blue you used is so stunning!!!

Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful. The blue is so unexpected and so perfect.

Sandra Henderson said...

REALLY beautiful! I love the blue. Your quilts are so "signature" and unique to your style. I also love the label on the quilt in an older post! Fun catching up w/you today! :)

Sheila said...

What a great quilt! That blue makes it one-of-a-kind.

libbyquilter said...

a sensational top and i have to agree that the blue you used is both surprising and fantastic~!!~
nice work on this one~!

:-)
libbyQ

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow! Just...wow. Stunning yet so simple. The blue background is so unexpected and really makes this quilt special. Genius.

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Karen said...

I really like the blue you used. It really is eye catching.

Michelle said...

I love that blue!

Lynn Dykstra said...

Oh, I really like this.

Janet said...

I love scrappy too and this is stunning with the blue.