It’s what’s next……..

In April, (yes, I said April!) I will be doing a workshop for the larger of the 2 quilt groups I belong to. It’s titled “Disappearing 4-Patch with a Twist” and I will be using an idea gathered from here.  Instead of using 4 different prints, as suggested, I will be simplifying it by using just 2. Hopefully, the participants will use colors that satisfy those needed for QOV. I hope to get the blocks on my design wall into a quilt before this week is finished. Using just the 2 colors is working pretty well, don’t you think??IMG_2883IMG_2884

I’m not sure why the color is a bit off in the first photo. The second is a bit more accurate.

There will be 8 more blocks made (I think) and then a border using the fabric on the bolt. The blocks finish at 17”, which is quite a nice size for this pattern and for a QOV/lap quilt. It is definitely a “slice and dice” technique that commands my full attention. You end up with 2 blocks (colors opposite one another) when the cutting/sewing is done. It’s really quite an interesting method once I got the ‘hang’ of it (did my share of “un-sewing” at the start!!). It feels good to get ahead on this future event!!!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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25 Responses to It’s what’s next……..

  1. Great pattern 🙂 I like “slice and dice” designs too! The little centre pinwheels are a lovely bonus 😀 Avis x

    • treadlemusic says:

      The little pinwheel is what attracted me to this pattern. I had done quite a few of the disappearing 4 patch squares for the “Sandy” quilts that were put together. I was intrigued by this variation. So glad you stopped by. This quilt should have good ‘head way’ by week’s end. Hugs…..

  2. mtetar says:

    D, this is absolutely beautiful, and I agree with Avis who also does beautiful quilting. Thanks for sharing the site, and I’ll be studying this and looking forward to the finished project.

  3. The two colors are great. Can’t wait to see it finished.

  4. Deb says:

    This looks wonderful! Love that jeans fabric…

  5. ruthiequilts says:

    I love this! Perfect for a QOV!!!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Yes, so right. I thought I would get tired of doing the same thing in the same color so many times but it is just complex enough to keep me thinking each time I slice/dice! The old brain cells are getting a work-out!!!!

  6. Jeanne says:

    I love the pattern and your two colors look great! I think I need to try this. Thanks for the idea – I’ve not seen it before.

    • treadlemusic says:

      The tute I linked to is excellent and, once you do a couple of pairs, it becomes so much easier. I did 6 of the larger size (I started with 8″ squares joined into the 4-patch units) and the same number using charms (5″). The more scrappy look had too much going on so reducing it to 2 colors was so much better. I think you would enjoy this one!!!

  7. Blue jeans and American flags, what a great pairing on a fabric design and for a QOV quilt.

  8. Harriett says:

    Love it! I like yours with the two colors.

  9. Allison says:

    that is a really great fabric you have for the boarder! I like how limiting the fabrics in the blocks to only two high contrast fabrics shows the pattern off so well

  10. jennifer thornton says:

    Love the color of this quilt!! It will look real good when you get it all finished!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Hope to get a bit done today….maybe even “sandwiched”. The snowstorm is taking a momentary break. Appears to be only 3 or 4″….a great day to sew (what day isn’t???? LOL!). Thanks for the visit!! Blessings, Doreen

  11. Thebutterflyquilter says:

    I love two color quilts. The design is really pretty. I think this design would work great with a ton of choices!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Oh! I do, too! The border is on, the backing is pressed and ready. Just need to cut the batting and sandwich it….project for tomorrow….and quilt it—yay! I really like this quilt and hope the service/military person that receives it will like it, too. I am so happy you stopped by!! Hugs, Doreen

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