In my tutorial on the Four-Patch Surrounded block, I noted that this block takes on a log cabin appearance when alternated vertically and horizontally.
I began this quilt project two days ago and finished it this morning. And this with family in town! It’s amazing what one can accomplish in the wee hours of the morning and after everyone else is in bed.
In no time, I had sixteen blocks constructed, ready to be sewn into rows. I added two borders: an inner border in dark blue and an outer border in lime green. I then put together my quilt sandwich with natural cotton batting and proceeded to quilt the entire top yesterday afternoon after my family left. I chose to quilt it with a wavy crosshatching design using Valdani “Over the Rainbow” 35wt. variegated cotton thread.
I cut the binding last night and attached it this morning, using my favorite method of zig- zagging the seam allowance with fusible thread.
And here it is.
I really enjoyed this project and believe you will be surprised at how quickly it can be completed.