Thursday, May 28, 2015

Patchwork Quilt: Go Four It Update


One of the first works in progress I wanted to finish up this week was my  "Go Four It" quilt designed by Lissa Alexander and published in the issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. I started cutting strips for this quilt back in December and worked on it pretty steadily until I started my market sewing.


 On Tuesday morning I woke up with a plan: I was just going to lay out a few rows and sew them together. A few rows turned into "sew half the quilt," and then "lay out the other half." And well, you know how it goes. I didn't finish by Tuesday night, but an hour of sewing Wednesday morning, and here it is!







 I'll get some more pictures after the border is on, but the quilt blocks are set on point with the navy prints placed in vertical rows...shortly after I started making blocks I decided to put all of the navy pieces in the center of the "A" blocks to give a little more uniformity to this very scrappy quilt. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!




 All I have left to do is to add the border (after I decide what to use). The pattern called for scrappy setting triangles and a scrappy border, but my setting triangles are all a solid Bella Ivory, and so I'm thinking of using just one fabric for the border.




Can't wait to get this one quilted...because it's so scrappy, an all-over pattern will be perfect!

Also...just a couple of pattern notes. I made the king size version and was super happy with all of the additional information for that provided by the magazine. AP&Q has a web page where you can download the optional size chart and lay out guides here. You can also purchase a digital copy of the magazine there as well (the pattern is in the April 2015 issue).

Thanks so much for stopping by!

21 comments:

gailss said...

What a great quilt top and can't wait to see the borders on Sherri....that was a lot of 4-patches and putting the blue in the centers really works. Love it!

Karee said...

Love it! There is something very soothing about soft toned scrap quilts, with pops of color that say, "I am darling, look at me!"

Elaine Walker said...

Love the quilt! That is a lot of sewing for one day��. Glad you had the time. I think the navy and darker reds make the quilt sparkle! Great job.

mascanlon said...

Such a fun quilt. I got stuck on deciding fabric choices , for me that is often the case. You're choices are wonderful!

Susie Hoover said...

BEEEEEautiful!!!!

Hildy said...

Love this quilt! And so much fun to see all the Fig Tree collections together:-) And the navy is spot on.

em's scrapbag said...

Another great scrappy quilt!

MaryBeth Little said...

I love your colors. And I think you made a great choice in how you used the blue - really makes it pop. Can't wait to see it completed.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

I remember when you shared snippets of this some time ago. I was greatly looking forward to this end result. Wowie. Pretty pretty pretty

Karin Vail said...

I <3 this so much! Oh I wish I had that selection of neutrals in my stash! Love love love love LOVE!

Karen said...

I look forward to seeing the completed quilt and the overall effect of the 4-patches. Love those fabrics!

Jude Jones said...

This is my favorite quilt I have seen of this pattern! The fig tree scraps FTW!!!

Lynne Tilley said...

Love love love. I always like to see what you're doing. Thanks for the sharing and inspiration!!

Billy'sgirl said...

Yes, I think a solid, or one fabric border would set off all your lovely piecing!

Lesley said...

I love your version of this quilt, the fabrics are so warm and gentle. You have inspired me yet again!

Deonn said...

Sherri, that is fabulous - so glad to see all the steps along the way, now I can't wait for pictures of the whole thing! Love the little pops of blue.

Helen L said...

It looks lovely Sherri! I started that quilt too, but have gotten sidetracked by a couple other projects! Can't wait to see what you do for the border. :-) I'm sure it will be lovely!! Hugs, H

Judy said...

I love your colors in this quilt! It makes the pattern look so nice. What wonderful quilting and fabric choices you put together!

Quilteuse Forever said...

Great fabrics in this scrapquilt!

Lynda said...

It's absolutely beautiful Sherri. I've started cutting strips and squares and hope to begin sewing in a couple of weeks.

Linda Augsburg said...

Love it, Sherri!!! You made a wonderful version of the APQ Quiltalong quilt!!

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