My Double 4 Patch is to the flimsy stage. What a great start to a month of dieting--fabric purchase dieting, that is! This top was made completely from my stash.
This top finished 65" x 90". I learned a lot from the making of this quilt.
- Smaller quilts should be made from smaller pieces. The squares in this quilt finish at 2 1/2" square. If the quilt was larger, this size square would likely have worked better.
- If I had stuck to darker squares across the diagonal of each block and had darker corner stones, the diagonal lines that appear as a secondary design across the quilt would have been more pronounced.
- A scrappy border made from large chunks of fabric does not work on a small quilt. Again, a quilt with that type of border needs to be larger in size (and not displayed where critical husbands can view it.)
Note: I finished this flimsy earlier today. However, I had to wait until my DS came home to hold the quilt top for me so that I could take the picture. He is 6 ft. 7 1/2 inches tall and is the best quilt hanger I have on staff here. He grumbles a lot but he does the job. As he was holding this one up tonight I could hear him say from behind the quilt, "I wish I was a midget--then I wouldn't have to do this or hear you say, "hold it up just one more inch". *VBS*