Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt - 32" square
2023 Finished Quilts

Project Quilting 14.2 {Pink Tint}

I was ready on Sunday when the second Project Quilting prompt was published. The number one goal this week is that some shade of pink must dominate the project. Well, off to my pink print bin I went…

Pink Tint - Fabric Pull

Pink Tint – Fabric Pull

I picked out 9 prints from my bin that graduate from light to dark in value. Then I paired them with a FreeSpirit solid (Cosmo), a scrap of Tula Pink wide backing (which limited me on the maximum size I could make my project), and I even had a small amount of bias binding on hand. Okay, so what to make?

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt Design Sketch

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt Design Sketch

I wanted this to be something I could make on Sunday. Quick and easy. And I thought that this double four patch baby quilt that I sketched up would work. I had all my fabric prepped and cut by lunch. Then, while having our weekly zoom call with my in laws, I started sewing the blocks together. I got 6 of the 16 blocks pieced during our zoom chat.

And then the universe laughed. And laughed. We spent the next 4 hours troubleshooting an electrical issue in the hangar (for those new here, hi, I live in an apartment built into one end of a hangar!). After finally getting everything patched back together, it was late, but I pushed through and finished piecing the quilt top late on Sunday night.

On Monday afternoon, I basted, quilted, and late on Monday night, I put the final stitches by hand into the quilt to finish the binding. So, while I didn’t get it done in one day (that was a big, crazy goal anyway), I did make a sweet 32″ square baby quilt very quickly!

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt - A Bit Too Windy

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt – A Bit Too Windy

We got about 2″ of snow overnight, so this morning my husband gamely tried to hold up and hide behind this small quilt. The wind was a bit too much (and the quilt was a bit too small), but I love that he is willing to try to help with my quilty photoshoots.

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt - 32" square

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt – 32″ square

In the end, a nice flat lay on the snow was the best choice. I am happy with how the color gradation worked out in the prints. There are a lot of mid tones, but I enjoyed working with what I had on hand and it still has the effect I was going for, even if it is a bit subtle and best seen when viewed from a distance.

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt - Quilt Back and Quilting Detail

Pink Tint Double Four Patch Baby Quilt – Quilt Back and Quilting Detail

For the quilting, I started by outlining each of the print squares with my walking foot using 50wt Aurifil 2588 (Light Magenta), which I color matched to the Cosmos background solid. After outlining the print squares, I switched to my free motion foot to quilt a stipple in the background. It went quickly, and the quilting is the most obvious when viewed on the back of the quilt.

Want to make your own Double Four Patch quilt? I did all the math for you and created a Double Four Patch digital quilt pattern that has easy to print individual pages for the quilt size you are interested in making and has all of the yardage and cutting information you need to make one of seven quilt sizes (mini, baby, small throw, large throw, twin, queen, and king). It’s the perfect way to use up scraps or precuts:

– mini charms (2½” squares)
– charms (Cut (4) 2½” squares from one 5” square)
– jelly rolls (for strip piecing)
– layer cakes / 10” stackers (cut (16) 2½” squares from one 10” square)

I look forward to seeing what everyone else dreams up to make this week! Linking up with Project Quilting 14.2, Needle and Thread Thursday, Beauties Pageant 202, Finished or Not Friday, and January 2023 Favorite Finish.

21 thoughts on “Project Quilting 14.2 {Pink Tint}

  1. heather says:

    i love your quilt! very pretty! like the gradation/ombre effect… i had to look twice at the snow -i thought for a moment it was a desert 🙂 you work really fast! 🙂

  2. HOW cool!!! I like how you placed the numbered blocks – what a great idea!!
    Snow!!! the quilt looks good inthe snow!! Congrats on a great one!

  3. Oh my goodness, your husband is a good sport! Love this quick-to-sew project and your beautiful stippling!

  4. You are doing such fun projects for this challenge. I’m chuckling at the photo of your husband holding the quilt, wondering how in the world he is managing to hide behind it! Haha. Nice finish, Yvonne!

  5. I am not a huge fan of pink but this is really sweet! Love your husband’s valiant effort to hide behind the little quilt!

  6. Kim Lapacek says:

    I absolutely love this! Way to push through the universe laughing!

  7. Cindy Pieters says:

    I love this! A simple quilt but I love the layout of the squares.

  8. Kate says:

    Definitely pretty in pink! The backing is as fun as the front. Congrats on the quick finish, in spite of the electrical problems.

  9. patty says:

    Love a quick finish on a baby quilt! Nicely done.

  10. aquilterstable says:

    oh this turned out great! I love how you are embracing these challenges! And I really love that Cosmos as a background!

  11. Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting says:

    That binding is the icing on the quilt!!!

  12. Suzanne says:

    Wow, it’s marvelous! The colors, the pattern, the backing – everything!!!

  13. This is a great PQ project. Love the photo of your husband scrunching down. Mine is a bit reluctant and kind of hurry up, lets get it done…but I did get one or two outside. The gray weather is tough for pics.

  14. Kaja says:

    For a moment there you had me believing the quilt was being held by a small person with really large feet! I very much like how the pink print with the white circles works in this. It keeps the colour gradation going but adds its own clever little twist as well.

  15. Judy B says:

    I loved seeing your sketch and finish! Great Pink Tint entry!

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    So nice of your hubby to brave the snow and huddle behind your fun pink quilt!

  17. Carla says:

    Pink Perfection. Such a sweet quilt and love the photos too!

  18. This is adorable and I love how you arranged the prints in a gradient!

  19. LA Paylor says:

    i love pink and some baby will love this too! The backing is so pretty, and I tend to want a pretty back if it’s a quilt to be used as cover, I do put less pretty backs on wall hangings. Great job to get it done! LeeAnna

  20. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Well done! I’d love to make a PQ project in a day. I’m always happy to finish by Saturday and not have to scramble Sunday morning. LOL

  21. Sarah Goer says:

    Beautiful! I love that you share your process and the parameters than limited your options. I’m happy to see you participating this season.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)