I have been promising Gianna a quilt since I finished Duncan’s. I had promised myself (and her) that I would purchase the fabric after I had released the Mommy Poppins Bag pattern. It’s always nice to reward hard work with pretty fabric isn’t it?
Gianna has a sweet romantic heart and adores roses and pretty dainty things. She asked for her quilt to be a “rose quilt”. If I had been picking the pattern myself, I would have went with something bright and modern. (I had my eye on this pattern and these fabrics.) Instead, I hunted down a few “rose” fabric options that I would be happy working with and Gianna chose “Love & Liberty” by Robyn Pandolph for RJR Fabrics from among them.
I thought that such soft and lovely prints deserved a more classic looking pattern, maybe with a bit of shabby chic. Gianna and I settled on a Disappearing 9 Patch (D9P). The first quilt I made for Gianna (the first quilt I have ever made) was also a D9P, but I am hoping that this will have a much scrappier look to it because I am using 26 different prints.
The Quilt Math:
nine 6 inch squares per block – yields a 13 1/2 inch block – a twin size quilt needs 35 (5×7) blocks
requires a total of 315 squires – 12 or 13 squares per 26 prints
Question for Quilters:
How would you group these 315 squares into 9-patches to get the most random looking assortment possible? Please give me any tips in the comments!
My sewing machines are in the repair shop for a tune up this week and I am taking the opportunity to cut out and prep my projects.The shop said “maybe as long as two weeks”. eeo! I hope it isn’t that long! I would love to get started on this!
See, Gianna? Mommy keeps her promises.You will have a quilt someday! Hopefully sooner rather than later.