Thursday, January 17, 2013

Black & White Disappearing 4-Patch

Last week I had a total hip replacement on the right side and have not been in the shop since then. I knew going into the surgery that I would be home a few weeks and that it would be even longer before I could drive. For several weeks leading up to my surgery I practiced sewing with my left foot. Just the other day I began sewing again. I have become quite proficient sewing with my left foot. 

The star quilt pictured below was a block exchanged that I participated in with two of my sisters and my mom. I believe we exchanged those blocks in 2000. I finally finished in July, 2011. In March 2012 Son #2 moved out and I put this quilt on the bed in his old room. He came home to visit over July 4th. After he took his bags up to his room the first thing he said to me was, "Mom, can I have that quilt on the bed?" My initial response was no. But he continued to work on me all week and I caved in. 

That brings me to the quilt that I am working on now. My sons have always been very jealous when it comes to quilts. I can not give one a quilt without giving a quilt to the other. So a Black & White quilt was requested from Son #1. 

I first saw the Disappearing 4-Patch when Earleen showed me this pink and white one she made with pink scraps I gave her. I decided this would make a nice black & white quilt. Since I am making a king-sized quilt I made my blocks a little bigger. I wanted to keep it simple so I could get it done as quickly as possible so my block units are 6 1/2 inches square. I chose this size because I have a 6 1/2 inch square dye for the AccuQuilt. It was a breeze cutting out 256 squares with the AccuQuilt.

I assumed I would set my blocks like Earleen's quilt, but last week I saw this blue one on Pinterest. It is from the Moda Bake Shop. I really like how the dark squares come together and the light squares come together.

This morning I finished my blocks and played with the lay out. What do you think? I do believe I am going with the one on the bottom 
(like the blue one).


Mommarock said...

Wow, I can't believe you are doing so much already after such a big surgery! I hope you are feeling good. You sure are stitching good!

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LynCC said...

That's fabulous that your sons value your quilts enough to be jealous like that. :)

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