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 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 pattern is from a new book, Vintage Quilt Revival. This quilter used new linen-like cotton fabrics now available in quilt shops and they are so pretty!! Great visual texture and they feel wonderful. Look for them at your local quilt shop.
This is all hand-guided free hand quilting customized to her wishes. Of course, all hand-guided quilting has a touch of uniqueness to the quilter, much like hand-writing has a bit of each individual that shines out.
I really loved watching this quilt come to life as I quilted it. With the name, Spiced Chai, and the quilting on Monday morning, I was reminded of a warm mug of hot cocoa… and had one for a snack later!
My great-niece saw some photos of this quilt and just couldn’t choose which color in this area she liked best!
The blocks are 15″ and the quilt is 60″ square. Lovely, simple, modern. This pattern would be so unique to you depending on your fabrics.
This stunning quilt has hand-embroidered baskets stitched by the owner’s aunt. A very special heirloom!
The pieced blocks have a freehand quilting design and the embroidered blocks have outlining and a small meander. The setting blocks and borders are a freehand quilting design to compliment the pieced block quilting design.
This quilt is quite the memory quilt. I wish my photos could capture how dear this is! As the maker’s nearly first start into quilting, that in itself is a memory to hold. Based on ideas from the book, A Quilter’s Diary by Mimi Dietrich, this quilt holds a rich family history!
In the quilt, there are special blocks for parents, for their marriage, for each of their children, family name, and lots of fun memories. Do you see there is even an Ohio Star block? 🙂
I wish you could hear the stories behind the blocks. It is so fascinating! The near top row of mostly cream blocks fall across the pillows on a made bed. Great planning! The center block of that row is an old quilt block made by her great-grandmother. Then she repeated that block pattern across the top and my quilting in those blocks mimics the original block.
Here are some close-up peeks at the blocks and borders.
I did custom freehand quilting on all of the quilt. Each block is quilted to go along with the block design and I kept a swirl theme throughout the quilt.
I love this super example of using photos in a quilt. This is a precious masterpiece and I’m pretty sure the receiver would have cried to be given such a gift!
The batik fabrics are perfect with the photos. The 4 corners have special embroidery designs.
I did all custom freehand quilting and used the sashing & the on-point brown corners as the basis for each quilting design. The quilting for the sides tie the cream border to the quilt and then a swirl in the outer border compliments the rest of the quilting.
A beautiful quilter wanted her wallhanging custom quilted to highlight the center panel and accent the borders.
My favorite is the mosaic style maze border that she added. Just beautiful work!
And the back showing part of the center panel quilting….