Monthly Archives: July 2015

2015-22 Jungle Nine Patch


This quilt was inspired by the jungle print border fabric.  The size of the quilt was determined by the amount of border fabric I had.  I then created the nine patch blocks to fill the center of the quilt.  The alternate blocks were fussy cut from the center of the border fabric to position the birds in the center of each alternate block.  I quilted it with a digital design called Animal Crackers by Patricia Ritter.  The backing is purple, which led me to select a purple thread for the quilting.  If I were to do it over again, I would choose a blue thread that blended rather than contrasted with the background fabric.  I feel the quilting takes away from the piecing.   Although I love machine quilting, I prefer to have the quilting take a supporting role in the quilt, rather than being a dominant element.

Someday, a baby will receive and love this bright and colourful quilt!