Saturday, February 1, 2020

Orange RSC

I'm not making my OMIGOSH! in conjunction with the RSC but I thought I'd show the orange 4-patches I've pieced.


Then I went ahead and completed 2 shoofly blocks to see what they'd look like. 

The challenge with these shoofly blocks will be to make sure I get the 4 patches turned the right way.
Sewing the white triangles onto the 4 patches is going to keep me busy this week. Once the white triangles are sewn onto the patches, they need to be trimmed to size. 

I'm also planning on using pink for 4 patches.


These little 4-patches finish at 1".

Linking to UFO Busting, Scrap Happy Saturday

16 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that quilt is on my list I forgot the four patches were that small though :) 1 inch strips will be needed - I think I have some of those and will need a lot. Are you pressing seams open?

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm pressing my seams towards the sides and it has worked just fine. The 9 patches are pressed so they alternate with the shoofly seams. It depends on how large you make OMIGOSH! as to how many strips you need. For my small quilt, it hasn't taken as much as I thought it would. I have a lot of 9 patches leftover.

Quilter Kathy said...

So so fun! I love this quilt! maybe I should get mine out and work on it?!?!

Julierose said...

Yikes--I thought my little 1/2 sq triangles were tiny--at 1.25 inches --very pretty hugs, Julierose

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

This will be a beautiful, colorful quilt!

Shasta Matova said...

They look great together! Teeny tiny blocks!

Jenny said...

Teeny tiny indeed much to small for my fat fingers to cope with!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's going to be amazing! Your tiny orange 4 patches are bright and fun!

Deb A said...

I can see why it is called am OMIGOSH quilt. Those are teeny tiny pieces.

Raewyn said...

Oh I love your Omigosh, it's great to see it! I've been working on mine too - aren't they a fun way to use those tiny scraps?!

Maria said...

OmiGosh such tiny pieces .... have fun playing with them..

Chantal said...

Gorgeous! I want to make this quilt too but I don't know how to press the little units. I usually end up with big lumps, like in my 365 Challenge quilt. Do you press your seams open? ;^)

Gretchen Weaver said...

No, I'm not pressing the seams open. I'm pressing all of them to the sides and making sure the double 9 patch blocks are pressed differently than the shoofly blocks. They'll lock in fine. I'll show the backs of the blocks next time I post about them, if I remember anyway.

Cathy said...

I've seen a couple of Omigosh quilts at quilt shows and am in love with them but am not inspired enough to work with pieces that small yet. You are sure off to a good start.

The Joyful Quilter said...

It looks like yours is going to be an Ohmigosh with a sense of humor. SEW cute!!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your Ohmigosh is gorgeous. I love how that white is showcasing the colours of the pretty fabrics.