Tagged: nine patch

Aug 21

Rail-Fence Pinwheels and nine-patch quilts (24, 25, 26)

I took a little hiatus from quilting this winter because I was dealing with really bad morning sickness.  I pretty much got up with the kids, somehow got through the day and went to bed when my husband got home.  The thought of quilting made me sick.  But I have good news!  I’m all over that now!

I had a yard of fabric with small floral and foliage print and did not know what to do with it until I found two others to match it perfectly.

So I made this baby quilt, a rail fence pinwheel.  I stippled over the quilt with a meandering pattern using green cotton thread:

Rail Fence Pink and Green Pinwheel Quilt

Quilt 24 meandering

The back of the pink and green pinwheel quilt.

I loved this pattern a lot, but wanted to try it with a different color scheme.  Since I was pregnant, I thought I would make one for the new baby.

rail fence pinwheel baby quilt

This is the first time I had made a scrappy binding, and I think I like the effect.  I used several fat quarters for this, as well as a series of coordinating fabrics.  The quilting was done in a larger meandering pattern than I normally do, and this time I did quilt it with red thread!  I’m so crazy!

Alternating nine patch quilt

With these same fabrics, I also made a simple nine square quilt, again quilted with red cotton thread.  After taking this picture, I decided to take apart the binding, make it narrower, and sew it back on.  I like the white binding, and I think it goes well with this quilt, but as seen in this picture, it was just too thick and the corners weren’t right.

Quilt 26, the backI love the fabric that I bought for the back.  I’m not big into buying all coordinating fabrics, but this one screamed “BUY ME!” so I did.  This quilt went to a neighbor who had her baby two weeks after mine.


Aug 18

Matching Quilts for Sisters (2&3)

Quilt #2

Quilt for my daughter

Quilt #3

I made this quilt for my daughter

These two quilts were made for my daughters.  I made them from the same fabric, but added a few differences so that they could tell which quilt belonged to which girl.  I chose two different colors for the backing (yellow and purple) to match their personalities.  Also, one quilt has more yellows and greens (with green squares in the sashing) and the other has more purples and pinks (with pink squares in the sashing).  I learned to baste on the internet.  I learned how to straight stitch machine quilt from the internet.  I also learned how to bind from the internet.  I should have done more research, but my girls don’t mind.  They love their quilts, despite the flaws.

Comments Off on Matching Quilts for Sisters (2&3)