Rainbow 4-Patch Baby Quilt

Friday, June 7, 2019

 Hi friends!  It's been a minute and I've been meaning to share a few quilts that I finished a while ago.
Today I want to share a fun, little baby quilt I made that is a little out of the norm for me.  


Back in October, I participated in a block swap for these low-volume/bright 4-Patches.
The individual squares were cut at 3" to make 5" (finished) 4-Patches.


A swap for 4-Patches was really fun to participate in because 
they're so quick and easy to make but there are so many possibilities 
of what you can do with them!


I ended up putting four like-colored 4-Patches together to make one big block.  
Then I sewed them together in a rainbow fashion with 1-1/2" (cut) low-volume 
sashing strips between.  I then added a 2" (cut) low-volume border that's different on each side.


Here's a little sneak peek of the back; a navy blue buffalo check fabric that I had in my stash.
I love it!  And I love my little helper!


Denae Hansen of Plain Jain Quilting in American Fork, Utah quilted it for me 
with a geometric triangle pattern to go along with the modern feel of this quilt!  
It was a new-to-me pattern and I really like the way it turned out!


One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the scrappy rainbow binding!
It wasn't too hard to get the colors of the binding to coordinate with the colors of the 
blocks and I think it adds a fun finishing touch!


I love that these blocks came from a swap; instant variety in color and print!

Also, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
This would be a great stash buster quilt! 


Well, I hope you found some inspiration here today.
Did I make you want to whip up some 4-Patches?  Or maybe make a rainbow quilt?
Or try a scrappy, rainbow binding?

It feels so good to do something different once in a while.
Tell me, what is the most recent thing you've done recently that was out of your "box"?
Leave a comment below!

15 comments:

  1. This is a very fun quilt, and I would have had to look closely to discover you started with 4-patches. Hmmm... leader ender project?

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  2. I seem to always want to whip something up from 4-patches. You are right, they are quick and easy. But, then there are so many different ways to combine them. I love the fabric in your first two pictures. So fresh yet old-fashioned at the same time.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the first couple of pictures are a definitely more traditional and a little more my style. But the final quilt was fun for a change. Thanks for stopping by today!

      xo,
      Amber

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  3. I love this. So simple, so beautiful. I love four patches but sometimes just don't know what to do with them. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you. A friend helped me with the layout. She's so creative! I never would have come up with this myself! :)

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  4. This is wonderful. I wouldn't instantly notice that they are four patch blocks - what a great idea and different way to put them together.

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    1. Thank you! It's fun to play around with them...so many possibilities!

      Amber

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  6. What a great idea! You have me itching to use my stash. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Oh good, that's what I'm here for LOL :)

      Amber

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  7. That is so beautiful and such a great layout! I just bought some charm packs and was thinking a four patch would be a good use for them, but was thinking that might be commonplace. This quilt is perfect!

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    1. It's crazy what you can make out of a simple 4-Patch! I probably would have just done something simple if it weren't for my super creative friend that came up with this layout!

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  8. That truly is one of the cutest quilts I've seen in ages! I wish I could find a GREAT swap like that & was as smart as to to turn those darling little blocks into a fabulous little quilt! Love it! Hmm... maybe I could do it with charms?

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    1. Aw you're so sweet!! I can't take credit for either of the ideas (the swap or the layout idea!) I think it would be great to adjust sizes for a charm pack! Great idea!

      Amber

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