Friday, July 20, 2012

H4P for new baby cousin

My thoughts and prayers are in Aurora, Colorado today.  If you are so inclined, please take a moment to ask God to be with all those who were impacted by this terrible, senseless tragedy.

My husband's cousin's wife is at the hospital as I post this, loaded up on Pitocin and waiting for Baby Boy to be born.  I can't wait!  I just barely finished this quilt in time for (1) his arrival and (2) my 3 week "sans sewing machine" vacation (which starts tomorrow). 

This is a hidden 4 patch pattern and it went together pretty quickly.  I will definitely make this block again, though probably with more colors or prints.

I started with 8" squares (18 blue, 18 print) and cut 2" away from the 4 patch seam lines before reconstucting.  This made a total of 9 blocks, which I arranged in 3 rows of 3 for a 38" (before washing) square quilt.

It was quite windy the day I took this picture.  The force of the wind was holding this quilt up against the fence.  I was happy to have 5 minutes where it wasn't raining, though, so good enough!

I know that Mom and Dad like Winnie the Pooh, so I pulled this fabric from my stash to use on the back.  It was hard to photograph but those Poohs are sort of "embroidered" on to the fabric and there is a texture to it -- both on the little checkered squares and the Pooh Bears.  It is not cotton but it was OK to work with.

Last but not least, the obligatory "folded up quilt" photo.  I didn't realize until just now the little animals are facing away from the camera.  They're still really cute, though, don't you think?

Linking up with: 

Confessions of a Fabric Addict for "Whoop Whoop Friday"
Sew Many Ways for "Find a Friend Friday"
Pieceful Life for "Show Off Friday" 

~*~ May your day be full of Love and Ladybug Hugs ~*~

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kat ~


  1. This quilt is adorable. I will have to try the pattern. It looks very easy. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog and looking at my Pink Churn Dash. This is a beautiful baby quilt and I love this block pattern. I have a new grandson on his way...due Oct 21sth and think I may copy your idea here for a new baby quilt....thanks!!!

  3. Thanks for sharing this hidden 4 patch block, I will definitely use that one soon!
    All the best for the new baby!
    And a whoop whoop for your quilt!

  4. Love your choice of fabric and design. I have been working with H4P also, but call mine Disappearing 4Patch...Mine has different colors, but I like the steadiness and look of the two colored one. Idea to remember....

  5. Looks good!! ... Why the self imposed time away from the sewing machine, if I might ask? You probably did mention it in an earlier post, though my brain is failing me atm... Enjoy visiting with the little one!!

  6. So cute :) What an easy patchworking technique - I'm going to have to try this.

  7. What a great little boy quilt, Kat! You did a great job on it!! Whoop whoop!!

  8. Hope you're having a fabulous holiday!


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