Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop


When Bea asked about Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop this year I couldn't say no. I loved this one last year and was really excited to participated again.  Thanks to Bea for doing this one again. Here is the schedule. We are up to day 3 on this blog hop.

MONDAY 3/1

Words and Stitches

 Samelia’s Mum

High Road Quilter

TUESDAY 3/2

  Karin’s Crazy World

Lemon Tree Snippets

 Anjaquilts

WEDNESDAY 3/3

Beaquilter

   Cynthia’s Creating Ark   (You are Here)

  A Quilting Readers Garden

THURSDAY 3/4

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Quilting Patchwork Applique

 The Darling Dogwood

 Creatin’ in the Sticks

FRIDAY 3/5

Beaquilter

Quilting at the farm

 Kathleen McMusing


Looking through my quilt books I found this one. It even had the receipt in it from when I purchased it, back in 2013 for $10 in the USA. So really it hasn't been in my collection all that long.

Though it was published in 1999.

Looking through the book I found a few  quilts I would like to make but I knew I had to keep it simply. The harder ones will have to wait.

I found this one, a simply four patch in reproduction fabrics with some wide sashing. My plan was to dig into my reproduction scraps for this one. 


 The instructions in this book are all old school instructions.  No rotary cutting instructions just templates making instructions and lots of square cutting. 
I got stuck in to making the four patch blocks and once I laid the blocks out into rows  so I could audition fabric for the sashing I decided to make the quilt longer than wider.

More four patch blocks to make before sashing the rows together.


Sashing and first border on. I did reduce the sashing width too.
By the time I got to the borders I was running out of time. So I got the last border the night before my day on the blog hop.
Quilting it will have to wait for another time but I am very happy with it.
I did try and be random when I pieced the four patch blocks. I hope you enjoyed stopping by and please check out what everyone else hs done for this blog hop.
Until Next Time
Keep Stitching
Cynthia


11 comments:

Frédérique said...

Beautiful quilt, I love it!

Kayaking quilter said...

I have never seen that quilt book but do love your quilt. It is amazing how much the rotary cutter has transformed the quilt industry. Your scrappy 4 patch with sashings is beautiful and I love your photographs of it.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your quilt looks great. It's such fun to go back through our older quilt books and find new inspiration.

Marjorie said...

It is amazing how beautiful a simple 4 patch looks. Really beautiful.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt with lovely fabrics!

Carla said...

Love it. I really prefer it the way you did it with the orientation more proportionate to a longer quilt. This is a great one for the 4-patch which I love to make.

beaquilter said...

This is a great project! and rather big !?

Sherry said...

Four patch blocks is a great way for me to use some one my scraps up. The colt between the blocks makes them stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Four patch blocks is a great way for me to use some one my scraps up. The colt between the blocks makes them stand out. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Four patch blocks is a great way for me to use some one my scraps up. The colt between the blocks makes them stand out. Thanks for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful job on bring that quilt to life!!