Friday, June 23, 2017
I am so easily distracted.
The Hearts and Hands is sitting over there, but I got distracted when I saw a couple people from a private quilt group that I follow on Facebook working on their disappearing four patches.
I am still in this mode of destashing, so when I saw these two quilts online, I remembered I had this stack of sports themed fabric that was planned for this very pattern. Now mind you, I have had these fabrics for ....OMG....I hate to admit it, but probably for 13 years when my friend, Sandy, gifted them to me when I had my first grandson.
I started cutting out with the intent of making a lap quilt (7 x 7 blocks) which should end up being pretty close to 56" square.
All the sports fabrics were used up pretty quickly, so I had to run out and get a couple more plus I used a little bit of the golf fabric I have for the backing. So, all my 49 blocks are cut out and in four-patches here. They are to the point of making them disappear (haha).
One of the first blocks was mis-cut and that is why one of my blocks has two different sports fabrics in it, but this is a pretty busy quilt, so I am sure not many are going to notice the one oddball block.
Here are most of the blocks as I am auditioning how I want to lay them out.
Here's the adorable backing which I picked way back when because my son-in-law was a golf superintendent (now he is a commissioner).
The quilting design I decided for this quilt is "fantasy flames".
I think that is pretty boyish, plus "Fantasy Flames" sounds like a sports team!
The quilt is quilted on my Millie.
....and here are a couple of close ups of the stitching.
Had to dig into the stash to find something I could use for the binding and came up with a piece of orange that I thought would work well.
So, here is the completed quilt. It's all stash....a good 7 1/2 yards out of the closet and into a quilt. What a good feeling.
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