This is one of those quilts that I didn't really like until it was finished. I started those blocks several years ago and put them away when I wasn't really feeling it anymore.
A year or so later I pinned this quilt and knew I could make these 4 patch blocks work.
I used Kona Essex Linen for sashing, and (I know I am going to be in the minority here) it was not my favorite to work with. I'm not exactly sure what I didn't like about it, maybe the weight, and it definitely frayed easier. But anyway, it's really pretty. I do love the way it looks and in the end it turned out really great.
I quilted figure 8's, my first time trying this pattern. I used the grid in the quilt pattern as a guide and I love how it turned out. I will definitely try it again.
I gave this quilt to my in-laws for Christmas. I feel like it is a mellow enough pattern and fabrics are "neutral" enough to go with just about anything.
Size: 67in x 67in
Pattern: none (each block measured 8.5 inches. I strip pieced it. Each strip was 2.5 inches. I sewed 4 together and then flipped each row).
Fabric: 4 patch blocks are mostly Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter. Sashing is Kona Essex linen in Flax. Binding is Denyse Schmidt, Hope Valley
Batting: Warm and White.