Once again, let us journey back to 2010. No, wait .. let's go further back than that ... back to 2005.
I was hand-piecing 4-patches. Lots of 4-patches. I needed to be doing something "historically accurate" for a re-enactment Gold Rush mining town in the 1850's. I made so many 4-patches that they were practically coming out of my ears. The quilt for which they were intended was finally pieced in 2009; quilted and bound in 2010.
And I had a lot of 4-patches leftover. A lot of them.
So, I made another quilt from them. This one, "4-patches and Straight Furrows". It's a free design from Bonnie Hunter's website but I changed how the borders look. This quilt was pieced in 2010 and quilted in 2011.
I was doing a LOT of piecing (of a lot of different tops) in 2010; it was as though I was on an assembly line of piecing. As soon as I finished one top, I dove right into the next one. Not all of them got webpages made on a timely basis.
I've been updating the gallery pages on my website (man, just a whole lot of BORING technical things to change!) and I figured I probably should make web pages of the quilts where I could. Hence the 3 new pages today!
Anyway, back to those 4-patches. I thought I was done with them. But no. Oh no. Little did I know that they were lurking around like dust bunnies. I made another bed-sized quilt and two toddler quilts with excess 4-patches. And ya know what? I recently found SOME MORE! My goodness ... where is the contraceptives for 4-patches????
So, during the website update, I made a page for this quilt ... there's lots of verbage and LOTS and LOTS of pictures, particularly of how I did the quilting. The page is 4-patches and Straight Furrows. :-)