Go Four It with American Patchwork and Quilting!

Hi everyone, it's Kimberly! Have you seen the April 2015 American Patchwork and Quilting Issue? Our quilty friends, Lissa Alexander, Edyta Sitar, and April Rosenthal designed three beautiful four-patch quilts for this year's quilt along, Go Four It! 

I couldn't resist, I love simple blocks like the four-patch. They are timeless and classic, but yet so powerful. I thought Brenda Riddle's new Ambleside collection by Moda Fabrics would be perfect to use in my quilt. 
This quilt was so much fun to make and it only took me two days to sew! I selected Lissa's quilt and added a Kimberly twist to it. Instead of sewing my quilt scrappy, I sewed it with one background and twelve different fabrics for the four-patches. For the layout, I created 12 rows with each row using the same fabric. 

I love being able to cut my blocks down so I sewed my strips at 1.75" instead of 1.5." Then subcut them at 1.75" again. After I sewed my four patches together, I trimmed them down to 2.5" using the Creative Grids 2.5" ruler.

When I sewed my quilt together, I added 1/2" to the cut sizes of the setting and corner triangles. Then I trimmed the quilt down and it came out perfectly squared up and straight. 

Then I added three different borders. My first border finishes at 1", my second bordered finishes at 1/2" and my third border finishes at 5". 

And here is my final quilt! Thank you so much Nubin for the beautiful quilting, it looks stunning! 

Don't forget to follow some of my quilty friends as they share their version of the #APQquiltalong
April Rosenthal of Prairie Grass Patterns
Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms
Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts
Jane Davidson of Quilt Jane
Jo Morton of Jo Morton Quilts
Linda Collins of Quilts in the Barn
Lisa Bongean
Lissa Alexander of Moda Lissa
Shea Henderson of Empty Bobbin Sewing
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life
Thelma Childers of Cupcakes N' Daisies
Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique
Debbie Roberts of The Quilted Moose
American Patchwork & Quilting staff

I hope you sew along with us for the Go Four It! 2015 Quilt Along. I will be keeping up on instagram and twitter with the #apqquiltalong to see your beautiful quilts.

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