Friday, December 2, 2022

Shards Print Double Four Patch Flimsy

I found this "Shards" print several years ago at one of the pop up shops during Quilt Week in Paducah. I thought it would be good for a masculine donation quilt. 

The top needed borders, which got added in November, and now it's a finished flimsy. My husband saw it on my design wall when I was measuring for the borders, and he really likes it. We're not keeping it; we have plenty of quilts. This one will go to the local hospice that PCQ supports; they need quilts suitable for men. With the borders, this measures 60 x 76, a good sized throw. 

I had forgotten how effective a simple Double Four Patch pattern could be, especially for a charity quilt. The blocks are 16" with squares of 8" and 4". With the borders, this top measures 60 x 76, a good size for an adult throw. This one will go to the local hospice PCQ supports. 

I have backing fabric from PCQ, a charcoal grey tonal print that I can also use for binding. I'll get the back pieced asap. I may quilt this one on my domestic machine since it'll be a while until I can get time on the club's long arm. 

Linking up with Alycia Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict


  1. It's always nice when our family comments, appreciates, and likes the quilts we are making (even if we aren't keeping the quilts). And the fact that your husband likes this one really says you hit your mark on making a masculine donation quilt. :)

  2. You're right; that's a good guy quilt. I haven't used that pattern in a while either. I need to revisit it.

  3. Love the way the shards border helps those double four patches sing. I'm not surprised your hubby likes this one. Sometimes "simple" designs are the best. Quiltdivajulie

  4. yes, so satisfying and will bring beauty to function with a donation quilt. I love it and the calmness of it

  5. That's perfect for masculine and your quilt looks so appealing.