Food Quilt by Jlapac

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Disappearing nine patch
Status:
Complete
Started:
2011-05-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-06-12T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

This quilt is all about the fabric. I made an effort to get the Farmer’s Market fabrics put out by RJR. I was able to buy a nice selection in Pennsylvania. I also scrounged a bunch from my mom when she was done with her food quilts.

After that, it was time to do a test. I want to do a Disappearing 9 Patch. I saw Robin doing one at the CQFA 2011 Retreat and she got a lot of bang for her buck. I want something that wouldn’t take forever, but won’t be boring. First, I tried it out.

I was consistent about placement of red and black, so that the red would end up as cornerstones and the black would be the sashing. I fiddled around with the arrangement quite a bit, as I am wont to do. I wanted to vary the food prints that were next to each other as well as the location of the blacks.

I did chunk this quilt together. That method of putting together quilts works so much better for me than sewing blocks together in rows. I also find it easier to keep my blocks placed where I want them placed. This quilt is on the Young Man's bed and in use.

Here are posts on my blog related to this quilt:
  • Binge http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/05/binge/ 
  • Food Quilt: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/07/food-quilt/
  • Food Quilt part 2 http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/09/food-quilt-part-2/
  • Three Quilts Return: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2011/05/three-quilts-return/
  • Finished: Food Quilt: http://artquiltmaker.com/blog/2012/06/finished-food-quilt/

Pictures

Food Quilt Fabric
Food Quilt Fabric
Food Quilt Fabric
Finished Food Quilt
Food Quilt test block
Food Quilt test block
Food Quilt test block

Loves

Comments

Mouseinmypocket

This is really interesting. I've seen these food prints at my lqs, but I've never known what to do with them before.

Speattle

Looks good enough to eat!

Jlapac

Mouseinmypocket The Disappearing 9 Patch worked pretty well. I think a number of different 9 Patch or square-in-a-square type designs would work as well. Sawtooth Stars would show off the prints also. Now you are making me want to make another one! ;-)

Jlapac

Speattle Thanks! I keep seeing other prints and wishing I had gotten those as well.

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