Thursday, September 2, 2010

Winged four patch

Interesting name for this block. Winged four patch is for Psalm 57. "Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy on me, for in you my soul takes refuge. I will take refuge in the shadow of your wings until the disaster has passed." David wrote this when he was fleeing for his life from King Saul.
In the pattern I followed for this block, there were brighter colors with more contrast. But I kind of like it subdued.
I am enjoying hand piecing alot but not so much the pressing after it is completed. Fortunately, Linda Franz has provided some extra instruction for this in a DVD/CD that she produced called Jane Austen's Writing Table Quilts. I am finally getting around to ordering it today...which I happily find on I can improve the pressing on these blocks. She was inspired to make quilts such as these as Jane use to write her wonderful books at a small twelve sided table in her dining table in Chawton. It was through Linda Franz that I discovered the fun of hand piecing...enriched by inspiration from Jane Austen's diamond shaped block quilt and from her writing as well. After I finish this Psalm's quilt, I will get back to making some diamonds.


  1. Hi Loris, Love the scripture that goes with the winged four patch! It would be neat to stitch that verse around one or two of the quilt blocks! So appropriate to the times we live in with all the natural disasters that seem to keep happening!

  2. I agree, what a great verse. And I do just love those diamond blocks- real gems!! Yes, I think I am funny....


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