Tuesday, May 1

Quilt Progress

I've been neglecting to share with you the progress I've made on my Disappearing 9 Patch quilt for my youngest. I'm happy to say that the quilt top is all pieced and a red border applied. The photo below shows it laying on the backing, but the top goes only up to, and including, the red border. C chose the red fabric for the border, with my only stipulation being that it had to read as a solid colour from a distance, so it wouldn't compete with the business of the rest of the quilt.


For the backing, C chose a flannel fabric in light blue with red polka dots. To bring a bit of the front scrappiness to the back, she asked for two pieced stripes to go across the back at an angle. Here is the result, laid out on my extra large hardwood table. The floor is the only place big enough to lay it out and cut the batting to size.


Now it's all ready to go to the machine quilter's on Thursday! I think I'm almost as excited as C is about this!

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19 comments:

  1. I love the D9P block you can do sew much with it. I really like the scrappy look you achieved with it . It will be on your little one will cuddle with when done.
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  2. Lovely! It's a very happy looking top. The back is great too!

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  3. I love a really bright scrappy quilt! Great job!

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  4. Great job. I like all that colour:)

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  5. Thr red is a great choice and you've tied everything together very well.

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  6. Thank you all for stopping by and for your generous comments!

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  7. Oh my goodness what a gorgeously happy quilt! The red is perfect. The backing is just like a quilt I hope to make someday. Someday....

    Hopping over from TNATN.

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  8. Thank you so much for showing that quilt. I've made a couple of those, but never dared to go scrappy. And at an angle is the only safe way to piece a backing - I never manage to get things properly lined up.

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  9. Ooh, it's looking great, Laura!

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  10. Thank you all for your comments! Regina you are too funny! I'm all for wonky, asymmetrical and angles!

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  11. the D9P is a fabulous pattern - it can take on so many different looks depending on the fabric used. I really like the scrappy version you've created. Good luck getting it finished off!

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  12. Beautiful D9P quilt and love the angle of the strip on the back! That is always a fun block to make!

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  13. What a pretty quilt! The diagonal stripes on the back make it very special. Nice touch.

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  14. I've done that pattern a few times too and still love it! It's particularly nice scrappy.

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  15. That is a beautiful scrappy quilt! I love your fabric bowls, too, they are really cool.

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  16. Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to leave a comment, especially those from the Needle and Thread Network! I'm so glad you have stopped by!

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  17. I've stopped by your blog also, you have some very interesting work on here. I like your rebound books with the maps on them in your Etsy shop, very unique. Thanks for visiting my little corner of cyberworld too!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by Jeanette, and for your kind words!

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