Saturday, September 18, 2010

Four in Four Finished

I finished the Four in Four Quilt.

The pattern is "Emma" by Bella Moon (from Vancouver). It is 48" x 66" and I used 12 Bali fat quarters to make it. I talk about making it here (I made changes to the size of the pattern).

I used cotton batting and quilted it with an allover pattern of butterflies, loops and ginkgo leaves on my home sewing machine. The back is flannel.

a clearer picture of the ginkgo leaves

I am really pleased with how it turned out. It was a great pattern to make, and very easy. Simple patterns, like this, really seem to let the beautiful fabric shine. (The pictures don't seem to do the fabric justice.)
Tip
When I made this quilt I ironed the fat quarters before cutting and then didn't iron anything until the whole top was finished. I find that for quilts with simple squares it is easier to match seams when they are only finger pressed. They seem to nest together better.

It was very windy yesterday when the quilt was drying!

Have a great day and thanks for dropping by!

12 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very pretty pattern. Your fabrics really make this quilt shine.

Wendy said...

I agree about the finger pressing. That's all I do with my HSTs and pinwheels. They very seldom miss.

Lovely quilt!

Deanna said...

That is a good tip I had not heard. Thanks!

DebbieM said...

Beautiful quilt, I love the color.

SheilaC said...

Your quilt is gorgeous (and I love the pic with it blowing in the breeze!).
The colors are so soft and the quilting accents it perfectly. :)

SheilaC

jilly said...

Another beauty Joanne, and I love the fabric and colors you used.

Your yard is beautiful too.

Enjoy your weekend.
blessings, jilly

Madame Samm said...

I love your quilt and I bet it smells divine when the wind is blowing that hard..First thought was I thought it was floating on something....charming lady samm

JayTee said...

Nice work!!

canuckquilter said...

Your Four in Four quilt looks positively snuggly. I love those soft colours. Thanks for the tip about only finger pressing. I'll have to try that.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So pretty - and I love the quilting with butterflies, too! Great job!!!

Sandra said...

Beautiful job on your quilt! The quilting is lovely as well:)

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Bautiful quilt and very, very nice quilting. I wish I could do that!