Fast, Easy, & Fun!

Elizabeth S


I thought you'd like to see pictures of my king-sized Turning Twenty 4x4 quilt. The photos don't show how bright it really is. It's gorgeous.

It has 49 blocks in it (7x7) and two sets of border strips. I made 52 blocks and set aside three of the 4-patch blocks, which I cut into strips and used on the inner border. There are 49 different fabrics. I had four border strips left over, and that was it! There are four-patches in the corner.

I made the quilt in nine sections (think tic-tac-toe board), then joined the sections using Cotton Theory seams. It took me three weeks of working most evenings and a good bit of the weekend to make this. There are probably 35-40 hours of free-motion quilting in it. I made it on my Janome 6600 and there's not a handstitch anywhere. I apply my binding completely by machine, but stitching it to the back, then turning it to the front and zigzagging it in place.

I have been thinking about making a quilt for my bed for over 10 years and I've finally gotten around to making it. Your pattern made it so easy for me to do.

This monster is 109" square after washing. It fits almost like a spread.


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