I just have two little finishes today because I forgot to take pictures of my big finishes this week. Maybe tomorrow. On my list for the FAL 2014, was a project with these:
These little 9 patches have been around for at least 4 years. I made them from a Moda charm pack of something or other! I tried several layouts.
Have you ever noticed how hard it is to add other fabrics into charm packs that are from a different line? Nothing looks right. Finally, I decided to just put them together by themselves. I did find a suede looking brown for the border that matched pretty well. The blocks are 3 inches and the whole quilt measures about 27 inches square. It will likely end up in our local Habitat for Humanity quilt auction. M y original FAL 2014 post can be found here.
I quilted a half inch diagonal grid across it.
I have one other small finish for the week, my challenge piece for the Small Quilt Talk group. I decided to make a pincushion instead of a quilt. Although I had planned to use all vintage fabrics for these challenges this year, I decided a pincushion needed to be made of sturdier stuff. So I used new scraps. Here is the front:
I fill my pincushions with rice.
I am linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get whoop Whoop?
what a sweet pincushion and an excellent quote on the back:)
I like what you did with the quilt – it looks really cool!
Katy, great job on them both. I really like your grid quilting – just perfect~
I really like the setting you decided on. It is weird with the
Charm packs and trying to match them. I am dealing with one now where I was 8 charms short of having what I needed and nothing in my huge stash would work with it.
Turned out great. Reminds me of a St Louis 16 patch block only smaller. Isn’t it great to use something that is already made. I am working on a small hanging from leftover HST’s.
What a great idea putting a quote on the back of the pincushion. I am a quote addict and now I have your idea of where to put some of them!
I love the fabrics in those little nine patches! I love the nine patches, too. I, too, find it difficult to mix and match different lines of fabrics, which is why I rarely buy bundled pre-cuts. The only luck I’ve had with mixing fabric lines is when I use Kansas Troubles fabrics … it just seems that she uses the same colors (or similar enough) in all her fabrics. I’m using fabrics from several different lines of KT fabrics in my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden quilt and I think it’s all looking pretty good, if I do say so myself. I love the quote on the back of the pin cushion … how did you do that? 😉
I have to agree, Katy. It *is* hard to mix fabrics with charm packs if they’re from a different line. Those little nine patches work much better by themselves. Really cute!