I have had a request for the newest member of our family. This is Sylvester........the latest animal addition who now has his forever home at our son and daughter-in-law's.
He said he wants a tapestry type quilt with a forest scene with lots of colourful birds and gray, black and red squirrels. Must have a cobblestone path with a park bench surrounded by pigeons feeding on popcorn. A small kind to the left side with ducks, geese and one swan all eating bread crumbs. Sylvester say's this would make him the happiest kitty in the whole wide world GRAMMA !!!🐈
I was folding the laundry one Saturday and a thought came to me. What if I took a 10" block and cut it on the diagonal and then a four patch and cut it on the diagonal........then I sewed them together. The only fabric I had that came close to his request was this one. He said that was okay..........yes, we talk to our animals......a lot!
|Love the way they did the colour chart on this fabric!|
Lay the focal fabric down RIGHT SIDE facing you.
Then lay your four patch on top making sure it is lying flat and the corners all meet. You can pin if you want too.
You now sew the two pieces together. Using your 1/4" foot, sew on one side of the line
and then the other side.
Press to set the seams
and then you get to play with layouts.
You will not get crisp points on this block. It doesn't bother me, it will bother other people. That is the design of this block
Layout number 2 has the blocks going all in the same direction.
For layout #3, I opted to do the sewing and cutting through the orange blocks instead of the brown.
This is layout number 4. Move them around a bit and you get so many different looks to one block. Which did I choose?
Just in case you are wondering, Barnie is on the fabric twice. Here is just one of him. If you scroll back to the top you can see him again.
All done and Misty approved. I think Sylvester will be happy with it.