Aug 18

Same basic block, two different quilts (9&10)

Since I had just discovered what fat quarters were, I decided to make a few quilts using only fabric from fat quarters.  I chose about 40 different fat quarters (some came in sets of 5) and went to town making these squares, called trail to treadleonia or shaded four patch.  I finally made a quilt with triangles!  These were the first squares that I actually trimmed after putting them together so that they were the right shape and size in the end.  I quilted one for my mom and used a stitch in the ditch pattern along the diamond edges.

I made a matching sham to go with it.

Quilt #9 Sham

I used this same square to make a quilt for my mother-in-law, but arranged them in a different pattern and used a much different color scheme.  I think I went out of my comfort zone in color, and so did she when she accepted it, but it is a fun quilt!  I chose a more creative  quilting pattern with this one, straight stitching two curved lines in each block, resulting in the formation of circles.

Quilt #10, pieced

This is the quilt top, pieced together, ready for basting.

Quilt #10

This is the quilting up close.


1 comment!

  1. mother-in-law says:

    I love, love it. Thank you for your imagination, time, and talent. It’s beautiful!