I have been working on a scrappy nine patch quilt. I guess this is kind of my mindless project. You know when you get that urge to press the pedal to the medal (race car sewing terms?) but only have a few minutes.
I am using fabrics from Bonnie & Camille, Vanessa Christenson and Fig Tree & Co.
I am using assorted charm packs and have cut them in quarters OR using mini charms. Chain piecing in sets of 3 so it will be easy to join them all together.
The next decision will be how to put my 9-patches together. Fun, Fun!
Have you fallen in love with Vanessa’s Simply Color fabric line?
I know I have.
Vanessa has ombre mini jelly rolls that include only her ombre fabrics.
The jelly rolls are a little misleading because at first glance they look like a nice
little set of spring colors. Once the jelly roll is opened, the colors burst as the
ombre colors flow creating a full pop of color. The quilt shown below
was made from 1 ombre jelly roll and a bella solid background.
Look how cool the binding and border is using a ombre fabric also.
Now for the backing…
Just as colorful as the front.
Of course I had to use fat quarters from the Simply color collections for my quilt back.
Are you nervouse about just chopping up a bunch of fabrics to piece your backings?
Lynne Wilson has come up with patterns to help you through the process.
Each of the patterns will make a backing up to a certain size.
What a great way to use up your stash! OR use new fabrics like I did!! Ha ha!
I have a reversible quilt that is full of color!
The pattern line is BACK IT UP.
For the pattern to make the quilt top, click HERE.
I also made a version with grey solid as the background. These fabrics are so addictive
that I couldn’t make just one!!