Happy Wednesday…I have an almost-finish to share today (I still need to get the binding finished). I’m
sort of head over heels in love with this quilt, so there may be a lot of photos ahead!
This is my “Go Four It” quilt (pattern designed by Lissa Alexander and found in the April 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting).
There are so many things I love
about this quilt…I love that I made it completely from scraps, I love
the four patches, and I love the low-volume backgrounds. I love the pattern, the setting, and even the fact that I used two different fabrics for the outer borders.
And…I absolutely love the quilting. I have several go-to quilters, and they are all so fabulous that I generally don’t give any directions at all about the quilting. My friend Marion did the quilting on this one and used an all-over pattern, the Curlique Vine by TK Quilting. She got it perfect as always!
I initially wanted to use the Somerset fabric above for the border, but I didn’t have enough for the whole quilt. I was set on using only fabrics from my stash for this and so used the polka dots from Avalon for the top and bottom borders.
I think it added to the overall scrappy charm of the quilt!
This photo (above) shows how the
blues play out in the quilt. I planned for them to show up in vertical
rows and was so happy it turned out. I think there is just the right
amount of blue!
I love that I was able to sneak in some Farmhouse pieces right at the end, too… I was doing my market sewing for Joanna right at the time I was getting ready to finish the blocks for this.
Sorry for all of the photos…I just really had a hard time deleting any from this post…and I have to share the back because I love the backing, too!
Now I’m off to start piecing some scrappy binding so I can get this finished and on my bed! This is truly a favorite!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Rebecca Stevens says
This is absolutely beautiful Sherri!! You are such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
A very beautiful quilt and so soft looking. Even though it is scrappy, it looks really nice and love the colors as they flow over the top. Bet it made a dent in your Fig Tree fabrics Sherri
Wow-no wonder you took so many pictures of it. Its super lovely. Just the perfect amount of blues too. And for you and your own bed? Cool!
Nancy E says
What a nice quilt! I love it! BTW you didn't show too many pictures. I enjoyed seeing and would to see a picture of the whole quilt. Thanks for sharing your quilt with us …. beautiful!!!
Wonderful! Almost, dare I say: Delicious.
Judy H says
lovely quilt. I can see why you love it
Susie Hoover says
Absolutely gorgeous!! I totally agree that you have exactly the right amount of blue. Gives the design a little kick. LOVE IT!
Tracey Holzer says
All of your photos are great! Stunning quilt!!
Needled Mom says
That is beautiful and the quilting is fabulous too.
This is a beautiful quilt! You really zipped through making all the four patches and then nine patches. I like the creamy scrappy look with the bright reds and blues.
Roseanna Jakubowski says
I, too, am in love with this quilt. I agree that the Avalon polka dot border is perfect! And, the scrappy binding will be the icing on the cake. I loved ALL the pictures. So inspiring!
There can't be enough photos of this beautiful quilt it's just stunning gorgous! I'm head over heels for it, too:-)
Don't worry about pictures: bring them on!! We won't ever get tired of seeing such beauty!! You did a fabulous job on that quilt and, if it were mine, I'd be taking a lot of pictures too!! I look forward to seeing more!! Really the best!
Laura Chaney says
A lovely quilt as always. I think you're right about how perfect the quilting is for this one, too.
Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!
So beautiful! I adore it!
carol fun says
So pretty!!!! I did my version of this quilt and it with my long arm gal now… like you I am head over heels for this quilt…yours is just wonderful in all the low volume prints… I know this one will be a favorite for a long long time!
Stitchin At Home says
What a beautiful quilt!!
Beautiful photos of a gorgeous quilt! I love scrappy quilts and this one is a winner. I also have the pattern! Thanks for sharing.
Rosemary B❤️ says
So pretty. Love the colors and the pattern is so soothing
Your quilt is gorgeous! I wish my scrap bin contained such beautiful fabrics! Great job!
This quilt is on my to do list! Love yours just beautiful. Sweet Dreams
I'm also an admirer of this lovely quilt. It looks like something my husband's grandmother might have made. I'm wanting to make a quilt that has a look similar to this but need to know the pattern. Is there one? Again, your choice of colors and placement of them is truly beautiful. So don't ever apologize for showing as many pictures as you have. We all who follow you appreciate beauty and this is beautiful!
Taunja Kelvington says
Just really love this quilt…soft, sweet, beautiful! Thank you for sharing, and the more pictures the better! Your enthusiasm is contagious!
So pretty! I love seeing all those Fig Tree prints.
Everything about this quilt is just so lovely!
A-mazingly gorgeous Sherri!!
Happy Cottage Quilter says
No need for apologies. You can never have to many photos of great quilts and this one definitely qualifies. I love the low volume color wash look of this quilt and your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing, again.
Peta - SheQuiltsAlot says
It's beautiful. So glad you've got it nearly finished, can't wait to see more photos:)
I'm completely in love with it, too – perfect low-volume scrappy quilt without being boring, and really lovely quilting. 😀
Bari Jo says
So pretty! Love this! Never too many pictures!!!!!!
This is so beautiful Sheri! I love it too. I recently completed my Tone It Down quilt, last years hit design by Alissa for American Patchwork and Quilting. I, too, used all scraps and I just adore it. It's my favourite quilt I ever made. I think you've convinced me to find this edition of the magazine in Australia and make this one too!
It's wonderful – such a beautiful quilt. I love everything about it. I'm still going through scraps/stash and cutting.