July 5, 2013

Disappearing Nine-Patch Full-Size Quilt in Meadow - Finished!

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Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
This is a quilt for a dear friend whom I told you about in this post.  She has had to seek shelter outside of the family home, so I made this quilt for her in her new tiny place.  Something special to begin her new life.
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
It took only 11 days to complete this quilt set from cutting it out to completion.
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
Maybe that means I sew too much?!?
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
I don't usually put borders on quilts because I rarely buy yardage of fabric and simply never have enough fabric to do so, but this special quilt called for a border - from her favorite fabric in the Meadow collection, of course.  It's a smoky blue-gray, not purply as this shows.
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
I have been eyeing pillow covers on Etsy that were tied at the edge rather than closed with an envelope backing.  Wouldn't you know that I already owned the book that shows how to do this???  It is Shams with Style by Anka's Treasures.  There is a flap that covers the back of the quilt on one side and a flap that covers the pillow itself on the other.  I am absolutely delighted to know how to make this and plan to make lots more in the future!
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
The pillow cover is quilted on both the front and the back, and I couldn't decide whether to quilt it in straight lines on the diagonal or with an allover meandering stitch ... so I did one side with lines and the other side meandering!  I really like both of them, but I think I like the straight lines on the diagonal just a tad bit more.  Marking out the quilting lines is the perfect use for a Hera Marker along the edge of a yard stick.
The edges of the pillow sham are bound just like a quilt with a wider strip of fabric to make it look like piping.
Meadow Disappearing Nine Patch Full Size Quilt
Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Disappearing 9-Patch
  • Size:  Full size, 80" x 93" before washing
  • Quilt Top Fabric:  Meadow by Blackbird Designs for Moda
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Backing:  Extra-wide quilt backing in country blue tone-on-tone
  • Binding:  Rose Silo Rouge from the Fleur Rouge collection by Anna Griffin
  • Quilting:  All over large meander in gold thread on Mrs.Singer, my 1896 Singer 31-15 mounted on a long-arm quilting frame.
Pillow Sham Stats:
  • Pattern:  One-piece front and back with tied edge and inner flaps to cover pillow, from Shams with Style by Anka's Treasures
  • Size:  20" x 26"
  • Fabric:  Rose Silo Rouge from the Fleur Rough collection by Anna Griffin
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Binding:  Extra wide deep red from Kona
  • Quilting:  Straight line on the diagonal on one side with small allover meander on the other.

Linking to:
Val's Quilting Studio


Paula said...

Great pillow cover. I like the diagonals best too.

cyndiofthevortex said...

Lovely quilt and a very loving gesture. Best of luck to your friend. She sounds brave.

barbara woods said...

how big were your blocks?

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

@ Barbara - 9" blocks. This size is an efficient use of fabric as you can get two strips from a FQ or a half yard.

Val's Creative Life said...

Aonther wonderful post to rejuvinate!! THIS is what I love about Tuesday Archives is diggin projects like this out and resharing!! I too love the big blocks and my mom would love your color comination!!