>> Sunday, September 18, 2016
My Four Patch Work, a Patchwork Olympics pattern by Temecula Quilt Co. is finally a completed top.
I added one more row to make the quilt long enough to enjoy as a lap quilt. Although I'm seriously considering hanging this one in my bedroom.
Making the last two blocks of one inch squares felt overwhelming - I almost quit. Then I started thinking about how to make piecing all the little units easier. I had almost no small light colour scraps left to use so I ended up cutting strips of fabric. Then I sewed the dark and medium squares to each strip. It was easy to then press to the dark seam and cut the units apart at 1 1/2" intervals. It was still alot of piecing, but it felt like it went quicker!
Now I'm really glad I kept going! I love the added length. This quilt reminds me so much of the quilt I have from my great grandmother. Simple patchwork can hold so many memories! I'm looking forward to finding the *right* backing fabric and putting this one on the list to quilt next year.
Speaking of Temecula Quilt Co. - There's a new magazine being put out by the family behind Primitive Quilts called Quilts We Love. The premiere issue features a quilt by Temecula Quilt Co. on the cover - I love the green! I think they are going to be putting together kits too ;)
Do you have a favourite place to look for quilt inspiration? A magazine, a blog, pinterest? Share in the comments below and let's create an inspiration list together:)