It’s been a busy week, and it’s all centered on UFOs. This is my favorite UFO, having made the top in 2007. I know that because it’s based on a pattern in Fons & Porter’s January/February issue called “1910 Nine-Patch”. I loved the antique look of this pattern and decided to make it. Then I realized the 9-patch blocks finished at 2 1/4″ square. I enlarged the pattern to 6″ (finished) blocks, and I love it. This quilt is going to Niece Summer.
I used shirtings for the lights, and then assorted darks. I am quilting it with Jodi Beamish’s Daisy Swirl panto, one of my favorites for quilts that have some plain space. The daisies show up so nicely. I am ready to do the hand binding, and it will be done this week. Woo-hoo!
I have had this top done since 2009! It is Judy Laquidara’s Bears in the Farmhouse pattern that she shared in a quilt-along of that era. I used some of the Minnesota shop hop fabrics by Moda, for the centers of the bear paws, and the rest was from stash.
I am quilting this one with a panto that I decided was too widely spaced, so I am doing some free-motion quilting in the negative spaces. EEEK, always scary to experiment. I’ll let you know next week how that comes out.
Linking to: Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Monday