This quilt has been gone for over a year, and I’m glad to finally have it home.
Not only was it featured in Fons and Porter’s Scrap Fall Quilts 2014, but it will make a debut in the Fons and Porter Video Series this upcoming year.
This design came to me as kind of a fluke. I had a bunch of 2.5-inch squares cut out for some sort of scrap quilt, so I began to sew them into nine patches. I wanted to try a unique way to assemble them, like Jack’s Chain type design. And so, I came up with this design.
One of my favorite parts of this quilt is the resulting scalloped edge. It required me to cut the binding on the bias, but what a charming edge to this quilt.
I of course made a test block before cutting the fabric for this quilt, and I realized that there are so many other fun ways to use this pattern. I feel like this quilt highlights the nine patches, but you could make this quilt using one fabric for the nine-patch squares, almost as the background, and make the stars really pop.
I made this quilt for my daughter as her winter quilt, so I backed it with a bright magenta mink. I like to use a loose quilt design with these heavier Minky quilts. This quilt is quilted using a floral paisley design.
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