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,