Monday, September 18, 2017

Mini 4-Square Finish!

This Mini 4-Square Shadow Quilt finished at 33"x 33".
I used most of what was left of a mini charm pack of Denyse Schmidt Modern Solids.
Those DS MS charm packs/mini charm packs may seem pricey, but there are right around 100 pieces in each one!!! That is a LOT of color play for your buck, in my opinion!
 I made this quilt top last Summer, in Indiana, and it was the impetus behind submitting the idea to McCall's(!!!) for a full sized version!
It is kind of fun to see the tops together! I'm glad I thought to take the photo of them!
 I thought it was appropriate to use another DS fabric for the backing; this, from Katie Jump Rope!
I may have gone a bit light on the quilting. I consider this simple diagonal grid just fine for a baby quilt, but would want it a little denser for a wall hanging, I think. 
I used a few different strips of shot cotton, from a jelly roll, for the binding. I thought it made for a nice subtle finishing touch.
How 'bout that label, eh? 
I am linking up with Beth today @Main Crush Monday
and also, when the linky opens in a week or so, with Leann (I think!) @Q3 Finish Along
Also, jump over to Amy's Creative Side!
The Fall 2017 Bloggers Quilt Festival is happening now!
Always sooo many gorgeous quilts and many great prizes, drawn randomly this year!
Make a post this week and enter yours, too! It is such fun! Do it!
No really, Do it! :)


Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It's a super cute mini Sarah! I tend to quilt things to death, especially wall hangings. I really like the large cross hatch you did on yours.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I can imagine lots of fun color play trying to finalise your layout for this one. said...

I love this quilt in both sizes and the colors are perfect, especially the lilac for the shadows. The quilting is perfect for the design of the quilt.

felicity said...

This quilt is simply beautiful! What a great way to deploy those mini charms! Good luck with McCalls!!

Karen S said...

This is a delightful mini quilt. The colours are vibrant and your photos look great.

straythreads said...

Nicely done the 4 patches look so 3 dimensional

Barb said...

this is a quilt someone could stare at it!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very nice quilt! I've always loved seeing the shadow quilts and wondering how they were made...before I started quilting. Now, I know it's made with love.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Lovely fresh design for a 4-Patch quilt!!

Paige said...

Oh, wow! I haven't seen a shadow quilt done with four patches, great idea!

Karin - BluePip Designs said...

They both look fabulous!

Izzy said...

This is such a cool design! Congrats on a really nice finish! Thank you for participating in the FAL and playing along with us! From the Global FAL Hosts!

Denise said...

I love this pattern.