So yesterday I mentioned I have been at loose ends the last few weeks and as a result I'm kinda stalled on my 4 patch quilt from APQ's Go 4 It QAL. Here's where I am...
I definitely like this arrangement with the 4 patches running diagonally. I'm good with this size... there will be nine 9" blocks in a row and 9 rows in total. I am a bit more than half way there with these 5 rows. I am planning on adding a scrappy border around all 4 sides to have it finish somewhere in the area of 85 inches.
Now I know I dithered about the fact that some of my text fabrics were ending up sideways and upside down. My plan was to correct their improper orientation when I sewed the rows together... but then I thought about it ... and realized that was going to take a lot of time to do... and since this will be a square quilt there isn't any definitive right way to put in on the bed. Sooooo if the text fabrics go in multiple directions some of them will always be facing right side up...genius - LOL!
Are you scratching your head? Wasn't I adamant that they had to be right side up? Yes, yes I was... and that was the OCD talking. And what is louder than OCD? I'll tell you what is louder... LAZINESS! I am just too lazy to take apart and re-sew blocks. I know I'll love this quilt when it is finished, but right now it just needs to get done and off my design wall.
You can see how text fabrics and flowers with a definite up and down go in several different directions in this picture. They are going to stay that way.
On Saturday I had the time to finish making all the 4 patches I will need... there are about 200 little blocks in these trays.
By the time I got to the last couple of blocks in each colorway I was sewing whatever I could get my hands on. As long as the two brights were in the same color family I sewed them together. I couldn't bear to cut any more 2" squares and only I have a handful of squares left over. I sure hope my math is correct and this is all the 4 patches I need to make. I don't want this top to end up being a UFO, but my interest is waning fast.
I hope that whatever you are working on this week, makes you happy!