My 2011 Disappearing 4-Patch charity quilt (# 3) is completed. Ali had a question about block size in a previous post. I started with 5.5 inch squares to make the 4-patch. Then one inch was cut on both sides of the seams. That made the center stripes finish at 3/4 inch. I didn’t have enough fabric to make the size I wanted and I don’t have much blue in my stash. I found a piece of soft wide denim someone had given me and used that as sashing and backing. Because it was heaver fabric than what I normally use, I was able to use scraps of poly batting with no problems during the machine quilting. The quilt finished at 49 x 59 inches.
Also, in a previous post Deb, left a comment about a weaving pattern–Summer and Winter–this quilt reminded her of. In my 20s and 30s I was a weaver and happened to remember this little piece. Isn’t it cute? Today we’d call it a mug rug!