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!
This quilt is a for a friend of mine that doesn’t quilt but delights in following God’s leading of how she shows love & mercy to others. I said I wanted to make her a quilt and her only idea was that it be purple, black, and white. I was pretty sure that would be all she’d say which made me laugh when that was the reply I received back from her! I knew just what to make!
Just the blocks laid out on my floor for arranging.
It is a planned Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern in that I purposely arranged the 9-patch units so that my dark purples would be the trail going through the quilt diagonally and the white with black fabrics would be the rectangles. (The purple for my friend and the more predominately white fabrics in smaller pieces since she has kids. 🙂 )
All quilted, binding on, and washed for presentation.
The backing is pieced too for extra fun!
I think labels are super important! Sometimes I put the label on before quilting and sometimes afterwards. Your choice. If you have it on the backing already, please be sure to alert me when you bring the quilt in for finishing.
Personal delivery… the best! 🙂
I wish I could see her more often.
Several customers have asked about tshirt quilts so I finished this one using my daughter’s shirts. I hope this helps show you a new way to have a tshirt quilt. I like the layout with a variety of shirt sizes and the added fabric pieces between the shirts. I used my daughter’s favorite colors and those that went well with the shirts. It is bright because she likes bright! Not all tshirt quilts scream like this one!! 🙂
I was able to use fronts & backs of the shirts as well as the little emblems that are above the front pockets. I also used small designs on the sleeves. Quite fun!
This quilt was quilted with Superior Thread, Rainbow, Gypsy which is a bright pink variegated thread. Here is a photo of the back showing the turquoise flannel backing and the quilting. I used a freehand floral design in the border and then a variation of that with swirls for the body of the quilt.
Let me know if you’d like me to make a tshirt quilt for you. Of course, the price varies depending on the size you want and the number of shirts.
My sister made these cross-stitch blocks with a quilt theme several years ago and asked me to make a wallhanging with them sometime. I started this spring and then it was put on the back-burner. I promised she have it by Christmas and she does! 🙂
I designed the layout and chose the fabrics using her paint swatches for reference.
Nancy let me have free-reign with the quilting and I knew just what I wanted to do. Loved the pink & peach variegated thread that went with it perfectly! As an added bonus, our parents were here when I quilted it and they just were delighted to hang out and watch the process.