November 22, 2012

Sneak Peek: Sliced 4-Patch Baby Quilt

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I have a book review posted over on Craft Buds today as part of the blog tour for the new quilting book Modern Designs for Classic Quilts by Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson.

In addition to the book review, I decided to make one of the projects from the book to feature here on Inspire Me Grey.  I was a little short on time, so here's a sneak peek of my work-in-progress.  I used the sliced 4-patch quilt pattern from the book, specifically Kelly's smaller variation, La Femme de la Mer Quilt.  In order to use fabric that I already had on hand, I made my quilt scrappy with a fat quarter bundle of Riley Blake's Woodland Tails that I won in a giveaway from Hawthorne Threads earlier this year. I picked fat quarters from the blue and green palettes for a gender-neutral color combination.

The quilt top still needs a border, but here's a sneak peek.  This pattern was really easy to follow and came together quickly.  The finished top will be around 36 x 46.  (My piecing isn't always perfect, so my blocks are a tad smaller than the pattern in the book.)  The great thing about making the quilt with lots of prints is that they disguise my straight seams that don't line up perfectly.  Who cares about perfect corners anyway when there are frolicking lambs and little skunks to admire? 


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