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« on: January 14, 2010 02:18:17 PM »

Made this a couple of years ago, but didn't get pictures until now!

It's a wonky nine patch "pattern" -- instructions actually -- from a UK magazine (sorry, pretty sure it's British Patchwork & Quilting, but don't have the issue number). The wonky sashing is my own contribution.




To do the blocks, you need two squares of fabric, for this quilt I used 14.5" squares, one white and one patterned. Place them face up on top of each other. Then use a ruler (or not) and make the cuts. Be sure to have at least 2.5" from any edge/other cut. Two cuts horizontal, two cuts vertical. Then switch out the pieces so you have two blocks: one with five patterned pieces and four solids, and the other has five solid and four patterned. The blue blocks show what I'm talking about.

I totally recommend doing just two blocks at a time. Cuts down on the confusion.


Then I did free motion quilting in the blocks and on the border, but not in the sashing. Gives the back a 'sashed window' look.



Also, the backing is a fine wale/needle wale corduroy. Scrumptious! The white isn't terribly user friendly (especially when it's for a toddler), but it holds up pretty well anyway. It was an Easter gift for my tyke, so it mostly gets displayed on the quilt rack outside her room rather than played with too much. Don't worry, she has plenty of other quilts and blankets that get plenty of her love (and apple juice, and blueberry stains, and, and, and.... Wink ).

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010 02:23:48 PM »

i love that!! that wonky squares are right up my alley!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010 02:37:18 PM »

Beautiful work--your free hand quilting is wonderful and I love wonky!  Don't be too concerned about the stains--a loved and used quilt is so worth it...I still have one my great grandmother made, full of stains and memories...
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010 10:27:53 AM »

How fun!  Looks like it is well-loved, and it should be!  My daughter would love something like this.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2010 08:08:39 PM »

Oh I love the white corduroy!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010 04:36:47 AM »

I love blue and yellow together.  Really love the sashing you added.  How beautiful!
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