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!
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.
This quilt is a personal pattern by the maker and features the initial of her granddaughter’s first name.
I love the script “E”! Darling fabrics are girly but not baby style for this newly-turned 3 year old. (sorry for the blurry photo)
The backing of the quilt is minky fabric and lightly quilted so that it still is cuddly and drapes. You should see Miss E modeling with the quilt! 🙂
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.
A young member of one of my quilt guilds was diagnosed with cancer this winter so we rallied and made a lap quilt for her recovery time. These girls work fast and put the top together at a sewing day and had it ready that night for me at guild. I quilted it and another member added the binding. We were able to give it to her the day before her surgery and she was so appreciative!!
The back shows some of the quilting and the label that most of our guild signed during the February meeting.
This is a close-up of the 9-patch block.
I thought the fabrics and pattern were just great for a cheery get well soon quilt.
This is one of my own quilts but I’m pretty happy with the quilting so thought I’d show you. I’ll be teaching a version of this quilt in June at my local guild if you are interested.
It is 33″ x 46″. I used all my own hand-dyed fabrics for this. It is very bright, but I’m loving it!
Here is the back since many have been interested in that view as well with this quilt. I sewed my label on before quilting this time.
I used a double layer of batting; Hobbs 80/20 on the bottom and Hobbs Wool on the top. It added some additional dimension to the unquilted areas but I also think it is too heavily quilted to really see the benefit this time.
This quilt will head to our daughter’s once I’m done with my workshop in June.