I could never make this Disappearing Four Patch quilt without a design wall, or at least a floor, and my knees are very glad that it’s a wall. I’ve been making a few more blocks each day and moving them around a lot. Today I’ll make two more of the darkest blocks, and I think I’m there!
As I’ve pieced these, I’ve not only used my new leaders and enders project, but I’ve webbed the patches, rather than snipping the connecting threads between sections. I’ve heard about this before (Bonnie shows this when assembling blocks in a quilt), but never tried it. Doing the blocks this way kept the patches correctly oriented and saved me a lot of time putting pieces back where they should be. And between the two techniques, I have eliminated the thready mess I usually have going on when piecing!
How do you quilt your D4P quilts? I’m pondering. I may not have to mark this one, but here are some great ideas for marking from Nadine at Fabric Bias (formerly DreamWeavers Quilts).
Hope you’re making all the progress you wish! I’m linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
February 5, 2015 at 4:57 AM
This disappearing four patch is on my to do list! Your colour combination is so beautiful and I am looking forward to see it in its full beauty!
February 6, 2015 at 10:17 PM
I want to make one of these, thanks for writing about it!
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February 8, 2015 at 12:31 PM
These are lovely blocks! I’ve used that webbing method in the past–I didn’t know it had a name now–though I’d forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder! Thanks also for the link back to my quilt marking post. 🙂
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