Thursday, February 03, 2011

Nine Patch Lattice Quilt Top

First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who has left such nice comments about the Hexagon Quilt on my last post. You are all so nice! I love that you can appreciate the work that goes into a quilt and how beautiful they are. Your comments make me want to go out and try more things, you all inspire me, so thank you. Blogging is sure fun isn’t it?

So, I am a month into - Stashpact11 - buying no fabric. *shock! gasp!* That’s pretty good I think. For one thing I’ve been pretty busy, so the quilting time has been cut back a bit, which makes me not want to buy anything anyway. When we get a few months into the year will be when it gets hard! Usually after I finish things I tell myself I deserve more fabric… pshaw! I do not!

I had pulled several greens, tans and orange fabrics from my stash last month. I wanted to make a smaller quilt with them for a boy. So, I remembered the tutorial on Oh Fransson! I have loved this quilt, and the wonky blocks, they are so cute. I’ve never made a wonky block in my life, so this was pretty fun to do. Her tutorial makes it very easy. And you really don’t use much fabric. So, I still have a large pile of leftovers :)

I wanted a nice tan solid for the background blocks on this quilt, I was worried I wouldn't have any. I didn’t want to buy fabric… Why do I worry? Of course I had some, not like I remembered or anything :)

The backing will have to be pieced, I have 4 blocks leftover I can use, and a solid green I found. The binding will be orange :) This is a quick and fun quilt to make, go give it a shot.

Next up?? The New Wave quilt I started forever ago using those sweet mermaids…


Kathy A. said...

Oh love those especially the wonky block one!!!
You keep me so inspired.

Dianne said...

Love both projects!!! The lattice is so fun, and I can't wait to see how those mermaids look in the new wave!

KarenV said...

Love the wonky blocks, I shall be checking out the tutorial. The orange is perfect with those greens, just the right amount of pop!

Sarah said...

Hi Heather! I found your blog through Pleasant Home after searching for the "perfect" baby quilt for our second daughter (to arrive in May!)--I fell in love with Lily's Quilt (posted about in February 2009)!

I was wondering if you might be able to answer a couple of questions about it.

What is the size of the squares? And what is the size of the sashing?

It is such a beautiful quilt! Thanks in advance!