Monday, September 05, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 09/05/11

I've been working on a Disappearing Four Patch quilt in an effort to use up some of the charm packs that I had in my stash.  These ones are more scrappy than the ones that I usually see.  I wasn't sure of the dimensions to use and I think if I made it again, I'd make the middle strips a little narrower.  Or else I would just start with bigger squares in the four patch.  Above I have nine blocks laid out, but the finished project will have 30 (five blocks across and six blocks down).  The blocks are all made.   I had set them aside because I couldn't decide how I wanted to set them, and was considering sashing with the same width as the strips in the blocks.  Today I twisted and turned them different ways and took pictures of each and when I viewed them it was clear to me that this was the best layout.  It also happened to be my first plan for the layout.  I ended up wasting a bunch of time not knowing how to proceed, and I should have just gone with my first plan.  Oh well.  I got my runner finished in the meantime.  And it will take less time to sew them together without sashing!

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Eden said...

I like the look of this pattern. I will have to look it up as a possibility for the many many 5" charms I have stashed.

Denise :) said...

This was a great idea -- I really like the look of it. A lot of eye interest! I too have a lot of charm packs that could stand to be used up! :)

Alycia said...

Love it!