4 squared

I have all my blocks done, and so far (knock on wood) its turning out nicely and I love how the colors are coming together. The squares are 2.5”. I used a lot of the Amy Butler dots, and the rest were scraps. Mostly the weird shaped scraps I didn’t know what to do with but saved just to look at them. I will probably sash these in white, I have 30 blocks, so it will make a nice sized lap quilt. As with each new project I usually ask what my husband thinks before I sew it all together. This time he said, “Wow, good job cutting up the fabric and sewing it back together.” I’m guessing that’s his approval. And it made me chuckle because that’s all quilting really is….just cutting up fabric and sewing it back together. And its so much fun.

30 Responses to 4 squared

  1. Zonnah April 26, 2009 at 1:30 am #

    I love them!

  2. kangaroo April 26, 2009 at 1:39 am #

    these are adorable. the colors REALLY work together.

  3. Robin April 26, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    I love these…the colors look so good together! I can’t wait to see it finished. :)

  4. Sherri April 26, 2009 at 1:45 am #

    Each block is gorgeous…and they’re going to be fabulous with white sashing!

  5. Mary on Lake Pulaski April 26, 2009 at 1:50 am #

    So fun and your photo makes me smile! Great color!

  6. Melanie O April 26, 2009 at 2:27 am #

    So pretty! And your husband, so funny! I thought mine was the only one who makes comments like that :)

  7. rachel griffith April 26, 2009 at 2:43 am #

    oh i LOVE this!!!

  8. Amy @ Park City Girl April 26, 2009 at 2:50 am #

    So cute!

  9. Emily April 26, 2009 at 2:55 am #

    This will be such a happy quilt!! I love all the beautiful fabrics~ And using up your scraps is a double bonus!

  10. roseylittlethings April 26, 2009 at 3:03 am #

    I love it, the colors are so pretty and I love the vintage feel of it. I made my husband read what you wrote about what your hubby said and we were both cracking up. These are the kind of comments I get when I show him a WIP!

  11. Trent and Dianne Rencher April 26, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    Is this one for me? (Mother’s Day is in two weeks)

  12. Isa April 26, 2009 at 6:07 am #

    They are lovely,
    Can’t wait to see the result.
    The comment really made me laugh, I’ve been thinking about it in the same way

  13. Jessica April 26, 2009 at 7:36 am #

    I really love this too! I think this one is my favorite, I love how the colors are together! Very very cute! You always do such a nice job! You husband is funny and I’m glad you have his approval! LOL! :)

  14. C. Jaeger April 26, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    I love it! Your site is so fun to browse, and I love your tutorials. Keep up the inspiring work!

  15. Aimee April 26, 2009 at 12:45 pm #

    Love the monochromatic blocks! They will look fantastic in one big quilt!

  16. I Love Baby Quilts! April 26, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    So bright! Love your fabrics!

  17. Colleen April 26, 2009 at 1:47 pm #

    I wondered what you were cutting up all those squares for! Looks great!

  18. Anita April 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm #

    I love those squares. How can anyone throw away scraps, there are so many uses.

  19. angela April 26, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    That is the funniest comment from your husband! And I love those squares. I can’t wait to see them all together.

  20. Terriaw April 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    This is fabulous! Such a great way to play with color. I think the blue one is my favorite. Can’t wait to see it finished with sashing and all.

  21. Mal* April 26, 2009 at 5:33 pm #

    Ha! Who doesn’t love a snarky husband? (Your eye for color, as always, is divine.)

  22. La Familia April 26, 2009 at 8:33 pm #

    Ooh! I’m so glad you didn’t keep us waiting too long about what you up to with all those little squares. Your husband is funny!

  23. another amy April 27, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    Fabulous! I can’t wait to see the quilt emerge. I think it’s going to be wonderful. What a great use for scraps!!

  24. Fiesta April 27, 2009 at 9:47 am #

    This came out very nice.
    Are the other blocks different color themes too?

  25. Phyllis April 27, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    well glad you got to sew all those tiny squares into something very happy looking!

  26. Doris April 27, 2009 at 3:49 pm #

    My grandfather, who is no longer with us, was born in 1903. So he lived through two WWs, rationing, the depression, etc. He always said “I will never understand why you take a perfect good piece of cloth, cut it all up into little pieces and sew it all back together again.” Shaking his head the whole time.

    Love your blocks!

  27. rebecs April 27, 2009 at 7:29 pm #

    I cant wait to see the finished quilt. Great idea for your scraps. love it.

  28. Jackie Russell April 27, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Great fabrics!

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  30. Christina May 4, 2009 at 12:46 am #

    What a smartass! ;) Sounds like something my husband would say.

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