Sunday, June 12, 2016

Choctawhatchee Bay

I finished piecing the Disappearing Four Patch top using all dragonfly fabrics. I've only been able to sew while the air conditioning is running. It's just too hot in my little quilt room otherwise, and waaaaaay too hot if I'm using the iron!

The top is 42"x42", which is a great size for a baby quilt. Unfortunately, I had it in my mind to give it to an adult friend. Hmm. I'm going to set it aside for a while and think about whether I want to expand it or not. I could certainly add borders, which would keep it square. Or I could add top and bottom rows of something fun like pieced bird blocks. Or, I could go a completely different direction for my friend's quilt and donate this one to Project Linus.

Linking up with Oh, Scrap because every fabric is different. I bought them as a group of precut 4.5" squares, but it's clear they were never part of a single fabric line. They were carefully collected by someone with a love for dragonflies. That eclecticness gives the piece a nice, scrappy look.


  1. Looks awesome! I love the color wash effect. To make it a larger quilt, I think that might be really cool floating off center on a white background?

  2. It looks so good as is that I'd be inclined to start a new one for your friend.

  3. Beautiful job on your quilt top so far. I love how you laid out your colors. So happy you shared it with Oh Scrap!

  4. This quilt is beautiful. You did a great job with transition of the colors. The soft colors are so calming and relaxing. Maybe use this as a center medallion and use a solid to frame the center and then let the quilting play on the solid.

  5. Very pretty! I like the gradient!


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