Thursday, 28 April 2011

On My Design Wall

I really love blue & white quilts and have been collecting blue fabrics for quite some time. I recently made a disappearing 9-patch quilt for my local quilt guild's bi-annual charity event and thought the pattern could look great with a monochromatic colour scheme.
Turquoise and purple for the charity quilt
 The charity quilt was made from 3 fabrics, with half the 9-patch blocks featuring dark purple in the corners and turquoise in the centre and the other half with the colours reversed.
9-patch block made from 5" squares cut from my blue collection
 My blue 9-patches were made with a variety of dark blues in the corners, with a consistent medium blue for the centre patch. After cutting in half both vertically and horizontally, each 9-patch block yields 4 blocks that can be rearranged however you like.
Arrangement #1

Arrangement #2

Arrangement #3

On the design wall


 This is on my design wall using the first arrangement - will this be the final arrangement? Stay tuned and I'll show you.

Edited Oct. 1, 2011: Here it is finished Click here to see finished!