This is a Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern in a very random and scrappy layout. Out of the 441 squares needed to start the quilt, only a few are repeated and used more than once. The way this pattern goes together, the fabrics repeat in some places but only 4 times for 49 fabrics. Otherwise, nearly all the fabrics are different.
Pieced, quilted, binding on, and washed.
Gold variegated King Tut thread by Superior Threads.
With all the squares and rectangles on the piecing, I quilted circles with hooked feathers randomly as I went along the quilt. Then I filled in the other areas with loops and spirals.
One circle has a script L for the customer. I don’t know if she’s found that yet!
Ready to be shipped and loved!
I feel like I just rocked my favorite quilt label ever!
After choosing the Bible verse and doing the layout for the center for owner and my signature, I transferred the lettering to my fabric with a lightbox and Micron pigma .08 black pen. Label is heat set when I’m finished with a hot iron.
This was my first circle label so I kept needing to turn the fabric as I lettered the verse around the circle. I love it!
Hand-stitched with edges turned under on the backing of the quilt before quilting.
The very scrappy Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt continues….
A customer asked for a quilt “about queen size, to snuggle in” and her only color choice was “scrappy”. I asked about styles and her favorite and not favorite color and she answered plainly, “scrappy”. So I’m starting….
441 – 5″ squares are needed. Here are 3 blocks in each section string-pieced. It was a very long chain and I thought would stretch across my living room. But it was twice across diagonally!
Wholecloth, my hand-dyed fabric, my design, freehand quilting, … is there more to say?
For a sweet great-nephew who has been waiting awhile for his quilt.
100% cotton top, 100% Hobbs cotton batting, 100% cotton flannel on the back. So warm & cuddly as I hand-sewed the binding down in the evenings.
And he likes it! So precious.
This quilt is a special order for her MIL for Christmas.
Her suggestions were: greens, browns, nature-y, with a splash of red. I used a purchased pattern that I altered for the splash of red and love this so much I have 2 more planned in other colors to sell.
A special label with all the family names.
Close-up of the quilting. I just played with the machine and had leaves, feathers, and vine/swirls for the quilting.
I have some great-nephews that aren’t such babies anymore still waiting on baby quilts from G-Auntie J. One is done and delivered!
Accuquilt 12″ die pattern called Windmill. Speed cutting and easy piecing.
This border fabric begged for mitered corners!
Then I played with the quilting. A variegated yellow-ish thread was fun!
The little man on his quilt!