Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dissapearing Four Patch Quilt

Carolyn, a very good friend of mine shared a disappearing four patch tutorial with me. I googled images of disappearing four patch quilts and came upon all these great quilts and tutorials over here. I  had to make one for myself in 1930's fabric.
I was so excited when I made and cut the first block above re-arranged the pieces below to get the first disappearing four patch block.
I already finished the quilting and absolutely love this quilt.
I add a green border to frame the blocks.
This blue plaid fabric is from my stash which I used for the backing.
Carolyn is an excellent quilter. Her quilts are striking like this 1930's quilt she made for her daughter. She sewed 2 1/2" strips together without a border.
I used a Feather panto for the quilting.
 I also had the opportunity to meet Carolyn's sister Sally,who is also an excellent quilter. She made this stunning t-shirt quilt. As you know, it is not that easy to sew a t-shirt quilt and the quilting can be challenging.
I used my favorite "Deb's Swirl" panto for the quilting. This pattern does not have any over or backstitching which can be a nightmare on t-shirt quilts.
Pieced backing.
Another t-shirt quilt I quilted for Cathy. It is a pretty chearleading t-shirt quilt. Now that the quilt is quilted, she is going to handsew the chearleading uniforms unto the open red blocks.  I think it is going to be beautiful.
This quilt made of pink, teal and black squares are pieced by Tonya . This is her very first quilt which she made for her teenager daughter for Christmas.

The black and white backing matches all the new shabby chick furniture in her daughter's room.
I used the leftover backing for the binding.
Another quilt for a teenager girl pieced by grandma  Janice. This is a Connecting Threads kit and it is beautiful. I like the brown bricks with all the green and brown batik fabric.
Matching teal batik backing.
I have a few more quilts to show and will do that in another post. 
Happy Quilting,


pcflamingo said...

I LOVE the disappearing 4 patch pattern! The quilting pattern that you used was so so so pretty! I've made the D4P in many variations but I think my favorite was cut-up camo pants from the Goodwill, plus various blue and green batiks from my stash. That was a quilt for the charity group I quilt for and ended up going to one of the family support groups at Joint Base Lewis McChord near Tacoma, WA (a combined Army-Air Force base). I need to do a "girly" one with the pink and yellow batiks I have plus the remaining camo pants that I haven't cut up yet.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

What beautiful eye candy so early this morning. Thanks for sharing.

Quilt Hollow said...

Your disappearing four patch is one of the pretty ones I've seen! Well done Millie!
I miss seeing you in blogland...hope you can visit!!

Sallie said...

Hi, Millie! I love your D4P! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Muddling Through said...

More beautiful Millie quilting. I love to see it, and I really like your disappearing 4 patch. You know I like the 1930's repros!

Wonky Girl said...

So many pretty quilts (and quilting) you shared! I especially like your disappearing 4-patch. Saw a tutorial by Missouri Star Quilts and have planned to make one some day soon.