Saturday, July 31, 2010

Late September Quilt

I just finished my first traditional quilt this week. I wanted to try out the Disappearing 9-Patch block I spotted on Cluck. Cluck. Sew. I started making the blocks last April, and just used some fabric I had on hand, never meaning to actually make a whole quilt. As things started to come together, I realized that I was liking this quilt more and more, and eventually it got finished!

Because I tried to use up fabrics I had laying around, the back ended up being pieced together. I actually really like the way it looks though.

I stitched in the ditch to hold the layers together, and added the binding using Gratz Industries' fantastic tutorial.

I'm calling this my Late September quilt because that's what the colors remind me of. We have a big maple outside our living room that turns many of these colors that time of year, and the blue birds on the brown field make me think of geese moving through foggy skies on autumn mornings. This is just a small quilt - perfect for a baby play mat someday. :)

1 comment:

  1. Lovely, lovely, lovely! I want to start the next quilt in September. Do you have a project you can start with me then?