Sunday, December 23, 2018

It's a Finish! Framed Four Patch Summer Quilt

 Framed Four Patch Summer Quilt 
No batting
72 x 88
Hand quilted
 A lot of these blocks are from a long ago swap. These eight inch blocks are 4.5 inch four patches in 30s reproduction fabrics framed with 2.5 inch white tone on tones or solids.  I used some of my 30s scraps from the Ocean Waves flimsy to make enough blocks for a twin sized quilt. 
 It was a pretty plain flimsy with more white than I care to see in a quilt any more so I decided to fancy it up some with some hand quilting in blanc perle #12.   I tied the center of the four patches. 
 Just for fun I also did not bury my beginning or ending knots but instead just left them to form little tufts here and there about the quilt. I couldn't get a really good pic of them. I'm pointing to one. 
 You can kind of see the little tufts in this photo also. 

With all that white I thought it would be a nice summer quilt - a quilt without batting.  I had a thrift store sheet in my stash so decided to use it for the backing. 

On a twin bed the backing can be flipped over at the head of the bed like so. 

Now I need to figure out what to put in the hoop next but in the mean time I've been doing a little applique- Sunflowers and Tulips.  



Nann said...

What a light and airy quilt! I'll bet I made a few of those four patches. Hooray for thrift shop sheets as backings! (I bought three sheets yesterday.)

Linda said...

Lovely! Another finish for 2018, what's the total now?

Kathy S. said...

I've never seen little tufts left... but it gives the summer quilt a little more personality. The sheet with the pink and the bow on it is PERFECT for the back. What a great match. Love it. Congrats on another 2018 finish!

mangozz said...

I love the way you positioned the backing so you could flip it over like you did. What a great idea, and the perfect sheet for it too.

Quilter Kathy said...

Another fantastic finish!
I think the quilting would go very quickly without a batting... I'd like to try that some day.

Ann said...

Indian quilts are made with the knots on the outside. A summer spread will be very useful, especially in this light fabric. And the lovely sheet looks so good when you turn it back. Great finish, Cathy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

gayle said...

That sheet for the back is just inspired! Enjoy your summer quilt! (Even though you're going to have to wait quite a while...)
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on another fabulous finish!!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely. I think I'll give a summer quilt a try and hand quilt it. It will be a good learning experience.
Merry Christmas

Connie said...

It is beautiful . . . hand-quilted quilts are so soft and so cuddly. You have created a true treasure.
Merry Christmas!
Connie :)

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

All of your quilts are so inspirational....thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

Sue McQ said...

A little tuft for effect! Great idea. Turned out so lovely and cuddly.

Janie said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish!
Great summer vibe.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and best wishes to you and your family
for the New Year