2 Baby Quilts by Aizome

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Mystery quilt
Status:
Complete
Started:
2014-01-09T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2014-10-14T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This started out as a mystery quilt pattern, made up by one of our own quilt guild members. I cut all the border pieces for part 1, and then stalled, but kept collecting the instructions. I recently decided to do something with it. The actual finished size was to be somewhere around 70" X 70", which wasn't useful for me. So I decided to turn it into 2 baby quilts instead.

Part 2 of the instructions said: "cut out 480 2 1/2" squares and sew them back together into 9-patches". Well, I wasn't too interested in doing all that!!! So instead I just cut various 6 1/2" squares to use in the body of the quilt. Went a lot faster!

I put figure 8 quilting on the orange version and wave quilting on the turquoise version. We noticed the figure 8 quilting is more dense, and made the orange quilt shrink a little more. Interesting. I love both of these quilting motifs.

Okay, now all I need is for someone to have twins!?!


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SusieBSTL

Comments

True

Love these the fabrics are gorgeous...love Kate Spain and love the design and your quitling is perfect.

Janquilter

I LOVE your modification of the pattern! SO much easier to work with the 6 inch squares. :)

Mymble

Love these and ditties to Janquilter - your modification was so smart!

Mymble

Sigh ...dittos not ditties ... Thank you Miss AutoMisCorrect once again!

PurpleIris

These look great. And I can't say I blame you for modifying the directions to cut 480 tiny squares. Just thinking about how much fabric would be lost to those seam allowances makes me want to restrict myself to whole cloth quilts for the rest of my life :)

HawkFan

Lovely quilts and, as always, your quilting choices are perfect

Aizome

True Thanks, True! I love Kate Spain, too. And a bundle of FQs makes the project so much simpler.

Aizome

Carolmarie Thanks, Carolmarie! I agree: bright colors = happy colors!

Aizome

Janquilter Thanks, Janquilter! I'm just glad I waited until I had all the clues to finish it up. It made simplifying so much easier.

Aizome

Mymble I understand--that kind of thing happens to me with the auto correct all the time, too! I usually keep up with a mystery quilt month by month. But here's a case where I'm glad I didn't! Looking over the finished pattern, I had a better idea of how to make it work for me.

Aizome

PurpleIris I hadn't even thought about the wasted fabrics in the seam allowances--good point! The gal who made up the mystery quilt pattern works at a quilt shop. Hmmm, I wonder if that was an ulterior motive!?! Actually, it looked like she was just trying to create busy work for us, to stretch out the mystery quilt to 6 months.

Aizome

HawkFan Aww, thanks, Hawkfan!!! I love all the new "modern" quilting designs.

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