I’m largely self-taught when it comes to quilting. Every single quilt I make I learn something new, figure out a better way to do something and stumble through new processes and techniques. I wanted to go try doing something very traditional and simple. I thought the four patch block complimented my stash of vintage cottons pulled from feed sacks, pillow cases and nightgowns would create texture while sticking to a minimalist, old-but-new aesthetic. The hand-dyed border fabric, a gift from my aunt, added contrast without overwhelming the center square.