InstructionsI made large nine patch blocks, then cut each nine patch into 4 squares. Added sashing and border and quilted in the ditch along the sashing and also diagonally across each block.
Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Whimsical, Cute
Peak Hour fat quarter bundle, some ugly clearance fleece for the batting, a bright colored blender FQ bundle from Joann, Solid orange blender from Joann for the back. Kona Coal for the sashing and binding. I designed this quilt. It's a version of a disappearing nine patch.
What was your inspiration?
Sometimes when I'm on the phone or something, I get out my graph paper notebook and just start doodling quilt patterns. This is the result of one of my doodles! I got the print fabrics on clearance sale from FQS, and added blender fabrics. I just love the aqua and orange tones for little boys, it's so much cooler than primary colors, and the gray really sets it off and picks up the tones in the tires of the little cars.
What are you most proud of?
As always, finishing this on time for my friend's son's 1st birthday party!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I used fleece for batting, because I had it on hand, and it was an ugly print I got on clearance so it had little hope of being used for anything else. When quilting this one, using the regular presser foot worked much better than using an even feed foot. The even feed foot actually made the backing bunch up more! So experiment and see what works best with your project and your machine.