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For Judy’s Quiltathon this week, I’m working on a UFO project of 4-inch squares in cheerful sunflower prints.   I can’t remember what these squares were for, but they’re cute.

Today I have sewn them into 4-patch blocks and arranged them in sewing order on my design wall.

This is going to be a small quilt, maybe 40 inches square when finished, but it will make a good table covering or picnic rug.   Just in time for the end of summer!

Happy Quilting!

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Here are more purple and green blocks, but without the white squares this time.  Thank you for all your comments last week — it was unanimous to leave out the white, and you were so right!  I’m crazy for 4-patches, and I love the secondary 4-patch design that is emerging.   🙂

Nigel the dog has me SO well trained now!  Whenever I lay out quilt blocks on the floor, he runs straight over and sits on them.  Then he gives me a cute look.  Then I tell him how cute he is.  And then I give him a dog biscuit.  He’s a clever boy.  😉

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, head on over to Judy’s blog to find a list of links.

Happy Quilting!

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Mary Johnson posted a HeartStrings quilt on her blog that features 4-patches as alternate blocks for sawtooth stars.  It’s very pretty, and it started me wondering what my purple-green-orange quilt would look like with 4-patches.

None of these blocks are stitched together yet.  This looked pretty good at 2 0’clock this morning, but now I’m not so sure.

This is the random block arrangement from this sketch.

I got a “reprieve” on the two quilts I was trying to finish for Christmas.  The recipients are going to be out of the country for the holidays, and we won’t be seeing them again until Easter, so those two projects have moved down the list a bit.

Now I can do some no-stress UFO finishing.  If I could just figure out what I want this quilt to look like.  I’m probably thinking about it too much.

To see what other quilters have on their Design Walls today, please visit Judy’s blog.

Happy Quilting!

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