Monday, February 9, 2015

Go Four It!!

Its good to be back blogging after my extended break.
I'm relaxed, reinvigorated, rested and rairing to go with a whole new year.
 Lots of wonderful quilty things happening to keep me busy!!
And lots of sewing over the Christmas break, which l will share with you soon!!
I was delighted and excited to be asked to be a featured blogger and Instagramer
by Laundry Basket Quilts for American Patchwork and Quilting Magazines
 latest QAL, featuring the mighty 4 patch.
Its long been a favourite go to block for simple and exciting designs.
Who wants to join in and sew along with us????

Here is a picture of the 3 quilts, whose directions are in the magazine.

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

Below  is a picture of the magazine that has all the instructions to make the 3 different quilts.
Available from Feb 6th till April 6th at your local quilt shop, newsagent,
or At (click on Quilt Shop Locator) 
You can also purchase a digital issue any time after Feb. 6

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
Being a lover of small pieces, l decided l wanted to make Edyta's lovely version.
Doesn't it look beautiful draped over that chair!!
Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2015 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.
During my lovely restful time over the Christmas break,
 l decided to get a head start on some stitching. Seeing as l didn't have my
 complete collection of fabric with me, l decided that these lovely
 Laundry Basket fabrics l had brought with me were the perfect beginning,
 to be added to along the way.

So l got busy with my rotary cutter, and before l knew it,
 l had some lovely strips ready for sewing.

And not long after, lovely piles of Four patches.
Using the strip piecing method, these sew up quickly.
l decided to make a love heart from my 4 patches, because l am in love with the colours!!

Below is a list of other bloggers who are also taking part in the QAL.
Many of them show their progress on both their blogs and on Instagram,
which is a lovely simple way to share a quick photo.
If your familiar with Instagram at all,
here is the hashtag you can search to see what everyone to sharing!!
Do you instagram??
l use it regularly and post there quite often, then combine those
 photos here at a later blog post. If you want to see what l am
 doing on a more regular basis, find me at
Thanks for visiting.
April Rosenthal, Prairie Grass Patterns
Instagram: amrosenthal
Barb and Mary, Me and My Sister Designs
Instagram: meandmysisterdesigns
Bonnie Hunter, Quiltville’s Quips & Snips!
Instagram: quiltville_bonnie
Camille Roskelley, Simplify
Instagram: thimbleblossoms
Debbie Roberts, The Quilted Moose
Instagram: quiltedmoose
Edyta Sitar, Laundry Basket Quilts
Instagram: laundrybasketquilts
Jane Davidson, Quilt Jane
Instagram: quiltjane
Jo Morton, Jo Morton Quilts
Instagram: joquilts
Kimberly Jolly, Jolly Jabber
Instagram: fatquartershop
Linda Collins, Quilts in the Barn
Instagram: quiltsinthebarn
Lisa Bongean
Instagram: lisabongean
Lissa Alexander, Moda Lissa
Instagram: modalissa
Shea Henderson, Empty Bobbin Sewing
Instagram: emptybobbin
Sherri McConnell, A Quilting Life
Instagram: sherrimcconnell
Thelma Childers, Cupcakes ’n’ Daisies
Instagram: thelmacupcake
Vanessa Goertzen, Lella Boutique
Instagram: lellaboutique
American Patchwork & Quilting staff
Instagram: allpeoplequilt


  1. glad to see you are back to blogging, some very nice quilts that you show - I love the 4 patch also

  2. Yum! Love those 4-patches! I've never done Instagram as I don't have a smart phone. I guess it is time to get one and have my 4 year old grandson show me how to use it! Lovely work and glad you had a nice blogging break!

  3. Loved seeing the Heart's Content fabrics up close... great picture. Now to find in some shop and get started..... do hope we see a picture of your finished 4 patch....

  4. Good to see you back in blog-land and love your 4-patches! Such beautiful fabrics, Edyta does such lovely colors. Can't wait to see what you will do with them..... I am on the fence on this one, normally don't do qal's, but I do love 4 (and 9) patches.... just have so many wip's already..... oh dear.....

  5. oh yeah that is my fave too....haven't started my little blocks yet but sooooon!

  6. Dear Linda,
    I am keeping my fingers crossed that you will read this email. I recently saw a picture of your quilt which you obviously made back 2013 base on Petra's & An Moonen Promenade in a Dutch Garden. I would love to also make that quilt! Firstly I would like of course to know where or how I could great a copy of the pattern and I am willing to pay for the pattern/book??? I did a search at amazon and could not find the book. Obviously I am using the incorrect keying information. Can you help me. I would greatly welcome any communication from you. You can of course contact me at and put Promenade in a Dutch Garden so I reckonise your email so that I don't put it into my spam basket. I live in adelaide and are looking for a project that may take me years to work on to keep me sane!!!
    I appreciate any assistance you can offer me. Julie Beard Adelaide Australia.


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