Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tada.....Another Finish!

Sideways photo!
I did finish this quilt several days ago but I just didn't have enough space to lay it out on the floor for a photo. I had to wait until my husband and my son were both available to hold it up for a picture. I am very happy with the way it turned out.

When I first started making this quilt I took some neutral and green 2" squares out of my scrap bins and just started to sew them together. I didn't really have a design in mind at first but once I got quite a few 4 patches made I came up with the design. Four patches are like nine patches....so simple but so effective and they can become such beautiful quilts!

This quilt is fairly large at approx 84" x 94" and I quilted it using a pantograph and a neutral thread. All of the fabric I used for this quilt came from my stash and that makes me happy. I didn't have quite enough fabric for the backing so I added a couple plain green patches to the back. When I took the quilt off the frame I was able to trim some nice strips from the backing for the binding but I didn't have quite enough so I used some of the plain green fabric to finish it.

I have decided to call this quilt 'Humble Beginnings' and I think the name is perfect. It started out from bits and pieces from my scrap bins but it turned into a beautiful quilt. I think my nephew Daniel is going to really like it!



11 comments:

Chantal said...

Congratulations on a beautiful finish. Amazing what little scraps can do when they gather together. Beautiful!

Debra said...

and it's a beauty. I've been enjoying while being quite envious of all your finishes of late. Good job!

Quilter Kathy said...

It is fantastic! He will love it!
Perfectly named!

Prima Donna said...

This is a perfect "guy" quilt. What size are the four-patches? I really like the layout and the checkered border.

Julierose said...

This is a lovely quilt, Ellen-- you are on a roll!! Great colors....hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

Another great finish. You are on a great streak of completed quilts these days!

Sheila said...

A wonderful finish! It's beautiful. Congratulations.

belarmina said...

Daniel cuando se arrope con su preciosa manta,
seguro tendrĂ¡ una sonrisa para su tia
saludos

canuckquilter said...

It's a lovely finish. I'm sure your nephew will love it.

blauraute said...

Congrationlations to this beautiful finish! I love the fresh colors of this quilt und naturally the border.
Hugs
Roswitha

Cathy said...

Humble Beginnings is a fantastic finish! I may have to copy this one for a great use of scraps.