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!