Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quatreflowers Quilt

If you're looking for the Amy Butler giveaway you can find it here... In other news, I have another finish under my belt and I'm calling it "Quatreflowers" thanks to Nilya2011 on Flickr who thought that the quatrefoil blocks looked like flowers. Cool, huh? I finally found the motivation to quilt it last week and I bound it on my trip to Chicago this weekend. I pulled it out of the dryer this morning and it's all ready for me to take to Tucson tonight for the silent auction.


I decided to keep it simple and I just pieced the back with Kona Red and Kona Robin Egg.


Then I used Gutterman 100% cotton variegated red thread to quilt it.



When I first picked up the red polka dot fabric for the binding I thought it was perfect but the more I stared at the fabric the more it made me dizzy. But I don't regret my decision. I think it was the perfect binding for this quilt. It actually works in small doses like this, just all en masse it was an eye sore.



I decided to straight-line quilt on the diagonal and I was going to cross-hatch it but, honestly, after the first round of cross-hatching I decided it would take too long and I just wanted to be done with it so I stopped. I think it looks cool anyway so I could have said that I planned it that way but really it was just me being lazy. Shh! Don't tell anyone!



The quilt measures 66" x 54" and I need to thank all the members of the Red & Aqua 2 Bee who helped me create this beauty. You can find the pattern for the Quatrefoil Block here. I hope it will bring in a few bucks for the UWPIAA. This is the first time I have auctioned off a quilt so I don't know what to expect and I know there is at least one other quilt up for auction as well. Keep your fingers crossed! The money we're raising goes entirely to new student scholarships. I'll be in the sweltering Tucson heat through Sunday and I'll bring you a full report on Monday.


  1. wow! it's really beautiful!
    I love this colour combination, acqua and red... Every time I see it I'm more convinced that I'll have to try and do something with these colours.

  2. It's beautiful! Love the colour combo.

  3. lazy moments are design opportunities too! great job!

  4. Beautiful quilt and I am sure someone is going to pay a good price for it. Lucky them!

  5. Wow. This quilt turned out great! I am surprised at how much more i like the quatrefoil blocks together than individually.

    I like the quilting, too. It looks like you intentionally didn't do a full cross-hatch. No one would have known otherwise if you hadn't said anything!