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).
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