Looking back it has been quite awhile since I posted about quilting. I am still loving it, but find I go in spurts. I finally finished Kid 1 Graduation quilt.
I used a wool batting. It drapes so nicely and will hopefully keep her warm at college. :) I did wash and dry it until just barely damp. I was a little worried about doing that with wool, but it seems to be fine.
I also have a new nephew who needed a quilt of his own. His Daddy used to love Richard Scary books. So I found this great fabric. I made a split 9 patch pattern, which I love. It is so easy to make but looks hard. I think baby likes it. :)
Split 9 Patch quilts are really easy. I have several people ask how I made it.
I used large 6.5 in blocks, but any size can be used. I like using a focus print and then 2 other coordinating fabric.
After you make your 9 patch, you cut it in half horizontally and vertically.
Then by rotating the individual blocks you can get new patterns.
Easy peasy! I love simple patterns. :)
I am also enamored with scrap quilts. I was lucky enough to have 2 ladies from my quilt guild pass along their scraps to me. I have decided to make a baby quilt. Here is the first part. All of these little 4 patches and triangles were already sewn together. I just assembled.
I love that line down the middle. :) I scrounged around and found some blue to make the borders. I then sewed together the other little 4 patches and such. I think it is ready for quilting and then I will add a navy blue border. What do you think?
I am currently making another Richard Scary quilt as another baby is due soon. I am also working on Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery Quilt. I am only on step 2, but I have plenty of time. :)
I have a long trip coming up in a couple of weeks. I will be bringing my hexies along for the ride. Hopefully soon it will be warm enough to have the windows open while I quilt. I am quite done with the cold!
Until next time… :)