Sunday, January 21, 2018

Oh Scrap! : The Four Patch


Lately, each time I wander into my sewing room, I have been wanting some mindless, simple sewing that I can do for just a few minutes.  I really didn't want a project that I had to pull stacks of fabric and/or even stand at my cutting table.  So I pulled my box of 2.5" squares and decided to start sewing some 4 patches.



I started with scraps in blue and turquoise.  I found pairs of prints and solids that looked nice together and soon I had a few stacks I could start playing with.  As you can see from the creases, many of the solids are leftover binding bits.




I have no idea what these little bits will become.  I kind of like this color wash effect but maybe once I get a rainbow of colors, I might do something different.  It is going to take a lot of blocks to have enough for a quilt.  So I will just start collecting these in one of my newly emptied project boxes and worry about the layout once it is filled.

Hmmm...I was supposed to be finishing projects - not starting new ones!

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    22 comments:

    1. Beautiful start! And that's always great to have a new project ;)

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    2. I **love** this type of project! It will be fun to see progress on it as you go.

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    3. I know exactly what you mean about sometimes you need some mindless piecing to do! Your four patches look so fun the way you have them laid out - enjoy!

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    4. Perfect for a mindless project and so versatile!

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    5. Who doesn't need loose parts? They are so handy when you need a filler between blocks. Enjoy the mindless sewing. ;^)

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    6. I have no doubt this will become something beautiful! Mindless sewing is a nice treat!

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    7. Looks like the start of a great scrappy project. Mindless sewing is sometimes needed to "cleanse the palette" as they say before you tackle some of those UFOs. Happy stitching this week.

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    8. Funny how that happens sometimes!! Is it REALLY a new project if we are just cleaning up bits?? I like to think not.

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    9. Ah, but you are finishing up what you started when you cut the 2 1/2-inch squares. (At your service, any time you need a rationalization)

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    10. Love the gradient colors of the four patch together.
      The best part of quilting is just sit, sew and have fun.

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    11. Now I know what to do with all those squares that I was playing with and put away again. Thanks for the idea.

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    12. I love colorwash effects, and this would be a fantastic start. But it's fun to keep on piecing and see what turns out!

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    13. Hooray for the 4-patches! Great new inspirations!

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    14. Four patches are my favorite form of "mindless" sewing. There is always something they can be turned into. Nice selection of blues.

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    15. Mindless sewing is a necessary part of life. Your four-patches will soon be something else, I'm sure!

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    16. I LIKE! What a great start, looking forward to its completion! Great use of left over binding pieces!

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    17. love your new project and sometimes I think you need a fresh start to change things up a bit. that's my story and I 'm stickin to it LOL

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    18. I love how you seem to always be able to make something out of nothing!

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    19. Mindless sewing is what we all need! I linked and posted thatfabricfeeling.com here about my crumb blocks this week. Needless to say, I've produced quite a bit this past week including string blocks and crumbs. Now to get them all quilted and to relax a bit. Truth be told, I've got my eye on some 9 patch blocks now that you've reminded me of some UFO's on my desk.

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    20. It's all too easy to be seduced by a new project!!

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    21. I often find mindless sewing leads to the prettiest results. Your four patches are going to become something great!

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    22. So much to look at in the linky today!
      I rarely buy fabric so almost everything I make is from scraps. Most of those scraps being given to me when someone cleans out their sewing room.
      I am so blessed by the people who think of me to give their extra to!

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