Sunday, January 04, 2009

Scrap quilt finished!


50.5" X 62". Yet to be named... any suggestions??? I was thinking Saphire Sunbeams or Saphire Sunlight, but am not sure.
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I made these blocks last spring(?) with the blue/purple/yellow scraps from my Scrappy Bargello. They are just 9 patches sliced through the middle 2X - you can Google Disappearing Nine-Patch if you haven't seen this type of pattern yet - I just set mine differently than is typical. I only had enough scraps in those colors to make the 12 blocks, but figured I could grow the top a bit with some sashings/borders. So, it is the size that it is.
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Here is a photo of my wedding ring on the pieces so you can see how small they are! It has occurred to me in the past that I would use my fabric much faster if I would just settle on a pattern with bigger pieces, but I do so much love those itty bitty pieces.

Although not my favorite, and a funky size to boot - it is nice to have these blocks all sashed together, bordered and ready to be quilted. Of course, once it is quilted I probably will love it - that always happens. In anycase - School Boy certainly loves, loves, loves it - which means I will probably buy either fleece or flannel for the backing - he likes snuggly and soft fabrics! And he has already demonstrated to me - by crawling under it during construction process - that it truly is the perfect size for him!

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When I have used fleece for backings in the past, I have not used a batting. Fleece usually comes in 60" width so if you get it on sale it is a good bargain for kids quilts backings. I always pay extra for the anti-pill fleece, it is well worth it because it holds up to repeated washings!

15 comments:

JudyL said...

No ideas for names . . I'm really bad at that. Love the quilt though. Congratulations on using up small pieces and getting it done!

Gail said...

Great colors, they make me think of a garden full of Iris.

Laurie said...

oooooooh...it's beautiful!!! I just love it!!!
Laurie

Laurie said...

oh, names...how 'bout "jewels in the windows"? i'm not much good at naming quilts...it's part of the process that i dislike!
laurie

Lori in South Dakota said...

Hmm--I like the iris suggestion, soon it will be spring and he can sleep under the new spring flowers!

Randi said...

Nice anti-pill fleece is wonderful stuff. Do you know about www.fleecelady.com? I order from her and haven't had any problems. Her prices are great.

Donna said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the jewel tones. Sapphire Sunlight seems to fit with the blue/purple and yellow color scheme.

KathySWFL said...

Love the quilt and the colors are gorgeous! A springy name seems to fit.

Diane said...

I really like the quilt. It looks so inviting.

Esteemarlu said...

I really like that quilt especially since I love the color blue and when I first saw your quilt it made me think of blue jewels. I like the first name.

SueR said...

That's a really cool looking quilt! I like the spring/garden theme too--makes me think of crocus and johnny jump-ups.

Michelle said...

I like the fleece instead of backing/batting idea -- kind of killing two birds with one stone!

Brenda said...

thank-you for visiting my blog!! I love coming to read yours, but I have finally figured out how to post a message!! I LOVE Shakspear quilts and am planning on doing one of my own - I swear my jaw dropped when I read you've done 3 -and are thinking of another one!!??!! Excellant!!! Oh they are so pretty!! Love Judy Martin's work - her patterns are just so beautiful and go together so well.

I really like the quilt on this post. I am not sure what to call it either - I have not done the 9 patch like this, but they sure do look great!! My friends father has all kinds of things to say when he realized she cuts the fabric into little pieces only to sew them together again, but when she showed him the 9 patch, then cut it up just to sew together again, he had lots to say!! But it's such a neat pattern!! And yours is very pretty!! Keep up the great work!!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love it! And I"m terrible at names so I"m not even trying!

Susan said...

You and my best friend both love those little bitty pieces! This quilt is a nice combination, and look pretty.

No name suggestion, but maybe something that plays on jewels and sun.