Tuesday night and last night I went home and did some sewing for the Penny Patch QAL. I think this quilt’s name is going to be Lil Miss Penny. I’m not terribly clever when naming things…
I made some decisions last night too, I am only going to do 10×10 rows, this will yield 60×60 final quilt. I’m also going to sneak in a couple farmers wife quilt blocks to replace penny patches and I’m going to replace some penny patches with 4 patch squares. Yes I’m breaking the whole design of the quilt along and ya know what, I feel good about those decisions.
Why Add Farmers Wife Blocks?
A Farmers Wife Quilt is going to be one of my next projects and I want to be able to experiment with these blocks as foundation paper piecing since I’m inexperienced with them, my only FPP is on 12″ finished blocks, very different than tight 6″ finished blocks! I’m not one to make blocks that don’t have a home and I don’t need crafty things like place mats, potholder or the such. I think it’s such a happy coincidence that the penny patch blocks are the same size.
Why replace some penny patches with 4 patches?
This quilt has a scrappy feel to it and in the QAL leader’s inspiration quilt she’s got a mix of penny patches, 6″ solids and 4 patches and I really like how that breaks up the quilt to look scrappier and less planned out. If you look at her finished Vintage Tangerine quilt it has a 4 patch opposite a penny patch in every 4 block set also I like the idea of experimenting with this quilt.
According to what’s currently on my design wall I need a few more penny patch pairs though I’ve gotten through most of them already. I’ll be in a great place to have half my penny patches and 4 batches stitched together next week to keep on schedule.[column] [/column] [column] [/column]
I should start thinking about what to do with this quilt. It’s pretty clear based on the palette it’s a girl quilt but I don’t have any little girls on my list of people who want quilts. This one might end up on Facebook looking for a good home or maybe as a donation to Project Linus.
Also, Can’t wait till the weekend when I can take better photos cause there will be sunlight, unlike my 10PM “it’s so dark in my living room” photos!