A Finish: Connecting 4

Sigh. I missed the Finish Along link up again because I’ve been busy at work (this is a good thing but it means I’ve been going to bed earlier), have been teaching and trying to get on top of housework and stuff at home. I also decided today after an incident on Friday where I couldn’t fasten my jacket up, that I need to pay closer attention to my diet, so my Fitbit is back on and I’m actually using the calorie tracker on it. I didn’t know eating too much was so easy. Today I had a Tim’s breakfast which was a bad start, because even after a long dog walk, my lunch- which was a salad- put me in the position of eating more calories than I burned. I blame the 300cal avocado. So with a snack of 13 crisps (yes I counted) plus beef stew for tea with no side bread or rice or dumplings or anything, and no 160cal ice tea today, I’m over my RDA. No more sausage and cheese for breakfast for me!

Anyway I finished a quilt over a week ago but there’s a very long story about trying to get the thing posted for under $140 which I won’t go into. I managed it by the way, so it’s gone over to the UK to hopefully arrive in time to be in July’s Popular Patchwork. This is Connecting 4…

The name is because the block that makes this quilt has four rows of four squares, with four strip pieced corners, which when sewn together makes four rows of four secondary pattern squares.

The quilting and binding took a couple of hours at most, I stippled it to get it done and machined that binding on for quickness.

Here’s some pictures of Hank because I can and I will.

I will have another finish soon too, I’m unstoppable!

Size – 56 1/2″ square
Number of blocks – 25
Time to make – About 10 hours total – chain piecing FTW
Fabric – Half of a Tucker Prairie jelly roll plus some other prints from my stash and Kona White
Backing Fabric – 3m (which was juuuuust enough) of a Garthwaite print by Victoria and Albert that was on sale at My Sewing Room.
Binding Fabric – A petrol blue crosshatch print, which was also the accent print. I got it at Birmingham NEC Festival of Quilts a couple of years ago.
Threads – Piecing with white Wonderfil Konfetti on a cone. Quilting with Isacord in a light blue shade
Batting – 80/20 Hobbs Heirloom.
Quilting- Large stipples, very simple!


  1. Posted April 10, 2017 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    LOVE the quilt! Will you be selling the pattern after it comes out in the magazine? (I don’t know if I can find Popular Patchwork here in Ontario).
    There’s a funny definition for calories that I’ve seen a few times: “Calories – tiny little creatures that live in your closet and sew your clothes a little bit tighter every night.” You could always blame your jacket incident on them!

  2. Lola pugh
    Posted April 12, 2017 at 1:12 am | Permalink

    Hi Kerry
    You’re on fire and I love the quilt!
    I’ve signed up for the international miniature challenge and doing a textile course so busy here too.
    Will definitely get a copy
    Lovely, so well done you
    X Lorraine

  3. Posted April 16, 2017 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Love the quilt, great colour combination and I always appreciate pictures of cute dogs having three myself. x

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