Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Amish 4 Patch

I had a lot of blocks left from Modern Amish. I took them apart, made 4 patches and now I have an Amish 4 patch quilt.


It was hard to get good pictures, the sun was so bright but I'm not complaining about sunshine. I'm still recovering from the gray dismal lack of sunshine last winter!

I had originally thought about using black for the alternate squares but thought it would be too dark. I found yardage of blue Kona in the solids tub, perfect! 


The quilting is 1/2" from the edge of the seams. I see now I missed a quilting row 1/2" from the edge of the bottom border. The border edge is stitched in the ditch. Oh well, I'm calling it finished.


I had 4 patches left so I used them on the back of the quilt. Those spots are from the dew on the grass.


Becky, from Quilted Twins, always has a quilt roll photo so here is my roll.


I took the pictures of Amish 4 patch and Modern Amish the same day. After the photo op, I washed them, then hung them on the line to dry. Of course I took a picture! After washing, Amish 4 patch measures 58" by 70".

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait Loss,  Needle & Thread Thursday, Free Motion Mavericks

16 comments:

  1. I think that pretty bright blue makes a great background! What size are your 4 patches? I'm working on a similar quilt and wondering how many blocks I need.

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    1. The squares were cut at 2-1/2", finish at 2", so the 4 patch block finishes at 4". Looking forward to seeing your finished flimsy. Happy stitching!

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    2. My 4 patches finish at 3, and I'm sewing them into double 4 patches that finish at 6. Right now I have about 30 blocks, so a ways to go yet!

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  2. Hi Gretchen! Both quilts are lovely but I'm partial to the four-patch. That Kona blue is just the perfect choice to offset those wonderful foursies. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. I agree! I love the four patch but it wouldn't have existed without the first one. Beautiful!

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  4. Love the blue background. It really embraces the 4-patches and makes them special.

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  5. The blue background is so pretty! I love Amish quilts and this one is a great representation!

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  6. both are beautiful - very amish looking too

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  7. What a lovely finish, Gretchen! I especially love the row of 4 patches on the backing side.

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  8. Another lovely finish! In other news, did you know: Many house plants love time outside in the summer, a slightly protected spot with some sunshine? Like Christmas cactus, spider plant, and others.

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  9. What a wonderful way to use up your scraps! Both are so lovely. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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  10. Both of these are great finishes. Congrats!

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  11. Amish 4 patch quilt: ❤😍❤😍 !!

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  12. I do love that blue background Gretchen!

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  13. Hello Gretchen,
    Great to see all the plain fabrics. I love Amish quilts. The 4 Patch really captures the Amish style.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
    Love, Muv

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