As I mentioned the other day, I've started playing with some of the four-patches that I've been making for leader/enders for the last couple of years.
(And look! If that worked, I've learned to make a collage!) (Next step will be to learn to make a good collage!)
Four-patches are the ideal leader/ender for me - I just keep a box of 1.5" squares close to the machine and the little blocks pile up. And up. And up.
When I first started making them, I also started collecting ideas for what to do with them when I had 'enough' (whatever that means...) The problem is, there are way too many gorgeous quilts made with four-patches.
What's a ditherer to do?
That's when I thought of "The Great Four-Patch Project." I'm going to make ALL the four patch quilts.
In small versions, of course. (Even I can see the pitfalls there)
So, I'm starting with this one:
Of course, there will be the traditional dithering over a border -
I like that one, so I'll try another purpley one.
Maybe a nice pinky-red?
Why not both?
I really like that one.
But I'll give brown a chance, just to see what happens if I tone it down a bit.
I'm not so good with the toning down, it seems.
That's better. But I still like that red/purple combo from above. Maybe with a blue binding?
Eventually I'm going to need some four-patches on point, so I've been framing some with triangles now and then.
Here's the latest one, posing with another of the nine-patches that I'm making for the Burgoyne Surrounded sashing.
Wait! What's that?
Does anyone else hear the theme from Jaws?
I thought those monkeys had been entirely too quiet lately. Apparently at least one followed me to my daughter's house.
Oh, dear. We'll probably have to spray for them again...
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