|Nine Patch Variation|
I just love simple blocks, done in scrappy fabrics. The composition of the whole is more important than any one block alone.
The simple block is "6 finished. This particular quilt was the result of a block swap. Swaps are a nice way to get a variety of prints and see prints put together you may not have thought of. I added several of my own blocks to get a bed sized quilt.
I chose a medium colored border - stripe, but I think I could have left the border off for a more antique look.
|Detail of the 6" Blocks|
There are some duplicate prints in the quilt, but never combined with the same secondary fabric.
Some of the blocks are threes prints, others two.
Some of the values are medium and can be used as light or dark alternating colors.
The binding is also scrappy - two prints.
The backing is a Documentaries print in flannel. It is all machine pieced and quilted.
I used to live in the 'North Country' and flannel backs are so warm - they keep the quilt on the bed too!
Ivory, white, cream and beige all work together.
Same block - not as scrappy!
The chrome yellow makes a stunning alternating block.
This block is also a nice option for a friendship quilt. where each light was signed.
Using only light corners, the secondary design is a diagonal line. The blocks with red prints are all contained within the center of the quilt.
This is a reproduction sampler from The Examplarery (unable to find a link). It is worked over two threads on natural linen.
I made the huswif with reproduction fabrics, and have made several as gifts. Very fun project!
The thread paddle and needle safe are nice tools to keep threads in order.
All nice little compliments for quilts!
Here's a closeup of the walnut thread paddle and the inside of the needle keep.
I chose a walnut tone reproduction fabric for the lining and a scrap of fluffy wool.
I have other pieces to this series I am still stitching; a pin box and a covered tape measure.
Thanks for stopping in - I'm off to the sewing room to play with nine patch variations!
Book: Masterpiece Quilts from the James Collection, International Quilt Study Center
Chrome Quilt Example, no patterns
Free Huswif Pattern I used
Pockets and Rollups for My Red Cape Edyth C. O'Neil (Must have book!!)
I have a roll up from this book that was a special gift
Thread Paddle Kit
Museum Samplers Reproduction Resources:
The Scarlett Letter