Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big finish

The monster nine patch is done!!!!
What I love about scrap quilts is the memories that all the various fabric hold! In this quilt I can see things I made for my babies, gifts I made for friends, projects made in Georgia while my husband was deployed, in my friend Jenn's living room watching the Disney Channel and cracking up over homemade pizza dough. Good times :) Scrap quilts are so personal, which is what makes them great!

The inspiration for this quilt is here. A few years ago there was a related sew-along. Obviously, I got behind, ha! I left off the border because I was using 3" squares instead of 2.5" ones and so it was quite large already. I decided on a white border so that the scraps and squares themselves would remain the focus. The white looks quite striking on the back, though, of which I did not take a picture. Sorry.

The next quilt on my to-do list is this Cog and Wheel one by Denise Schmidt:
I've had this pattern for awhile and I have also had a little pile of car fabrics for awhile. I'm going to make this for the little guy because he'll be in a big boy bed soon. It's a full size bed, though, so this one might be a doozy! I can handle it. Right?...Right???


  1. wow, monster is right! I love it! I really like how you put the white as the sashing in between the blocks. It really makes the color pop!

  2. I don't know why you contiune to AMAZE me... but you do. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I completely agree with you about the memories that come with the fabric. On my bed is a quilt that contains fabric from my daughter's 1st birthday dress and I love seeing that fabric every night!

  4. this is just wonderful! you really did a great job!

  5. Love love love this! (I pinned it on my pinterest quilting board!)
    I think it would be awesome to have a blanket like this with scraps from all sorts of projects in it!

  6. I love your 9 patch!! The white really makes it pop :o) I have Denyse's Single Girl pattern but cutting all those pieces...ewwww.Can't wait to see your Cog Wheel, Amie in Tn.