Saturday, March 6, 2021

Disappearing Four Patch



I didn't take many photos of this piece, so this post will be short and sweet. Using Hawaiian shirt style fabrics, I made this lap-sized disappearing four patch for a friend. She recently moved into her own apartment after many years of living with family, and I thought that was worth celebrating with a quilt.


The back is white minky, which is soooo warm, soft and cuddly. Perfect for cold nights in the snowy area where she lives. The quilting shows up nicely on minky, too. I did a hook and swirl motif, one of my favorites. Quite relaxing to get in the zone of moving my hands...swirl, swirl, hook! Swirl, swirl, hook!


I mailed this gift off in late January, and I'm happy to report that my friend loves it. Her beautiful kitty seems pleased with it, too! How's that for a glamour shot?

14 comments:

Kathleen said...

Kitty says she would like the quilt folded so that she can lay on the Minky... so tell your friend to get it right !!!! Lovely.

Jeri Dansky said...

What a great photo of then quilt and the cat! I'm glad I'm not the only one with a Louise-made quilt that is much appreciated by a cat or two.

djquilting said...

What a gorgeous cat and quilt. Minky makes the quilting just pop plus it's so soft.

piecefulwendy said...

Wilbs would definitely go for the minky side of that quilt, but that kitty is quite lovely. What a nice thing to do for your friend, and a great housewarming gift!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Such a lovely gift for your friend, Louise and it's kitty approved, too!! :o))

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Beautiful! I really like how much movement and flow there is due to your color placement. It's easy to see why your friend loves it!

Vicki in MN said...

Indeed, kitty is posing for the photo!!

KaHolly said...

Without a doubt, the prettiest disappearing four patch quilt I have ever seen. No wonder she loves it!

Claire Alexander said...

I like this quilt very much, especially what you have done arranging values. Also the print provides such nice motion withon the grid design. No wonder friend and kitty approve.

Sandra Walker said...

I love this. It's my favourite colour, a wonderful, thoughtful reason to make the quilt, and the quilting motif is one I love to do too, and well, the glamour shot is just the best! Minky is fabulous for backs of quilts. :-)

Mystic Quilter said...

This is such a beautiful quilt Louise, a great celebratory gift, love the kitty!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Isn't that neat?! At first look, it seems as though flowers are scattered across the quilt. Fun finish, Louise!

Linda said...

What a brilliant quilt, with those blues and lights and darks gradation. Nice job! Love the kitty glamour shot.

Fiona said...

I love how that fabric makes the quilt look like leaves have been casually placed over it....
Hugz