Monthly Archives: August 2016

2016-27 Pumpkin Nine Patch

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This quilt was inspired by the border fabric.  I bought this fabric at the member boutique at the Quilt Show of the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  What a great sale!  I spent lots of money there and was particularly pleased with this border fabric. (Their show was exceptionally good too!)

The size of the quilt was determined by the amount of border fabric I had.  First I calculated how big I could make the quilt considering the corners had to be mitered to keep the flow of the design.  Once I knew the outside dimensions, then I built the inside of the quilt to fit.  I used some six inch nine patch blocks that came from a Guild exchange of blocks and made a few extra to expand the center.  After playing with several layout options, I selected a lovely rusty-orange fabric for the setting triangles.  It is quilted with  Superior Omni thread in Ginger Spice  using a digital design called Damask by Ann Bright.   I’m pleased with the result.

I have put it with the group of quilts from which I invite brides and grooms to select their wedding quilts.  However, I hope no one picks this one because I like it.  I could live quite happily with this quilt.

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2016-26 Bob the Builder Quilt

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This little panel quilt was machine quilted with Dave Hudson’s “Tools” edge to edge design.  I used a royal blue thread that blended well with the front of the panel and contrasted well with the light blue solid backing I used.  The quilt was donated to my little fall fair in cottage country for the hand made items silent auction table where it raised money for the operation of the fair.  It is not often I get to meet the person who is the recipient of a donation quilt, but the grandfather who bought this quilt gave it immediately to his son and grandson who were standing close by at the end of the auction.  I asked permission to take their photo for my blog.  I’m happy it goes to a good home.

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