Sunday, 25 January 2015

Power of Nine Quilt Top

Here's my latest quilt top finish. It's a mini version of the Power of Nine Block of the Month by Rebecca Mae Designs. When I first saw the quilt back in December I knew I wanted to do it - I loved the setting. But I had no purpose for the quilt. Sometime I'll make quilts with no purpose, or rather, for me. But I couldn't justify this quilt on that basis (especially the cost). I decided to shrink the block size to 6" down from the original 12" and the shrink the sashing similarly.

I was expecting the blocks to be pretty familiar, but with the exception of the favourite Churn Dash and a another couple, each was new to me. Most used the square in a square block or flying geese units with clever colour placement and created fabulous blocks. Here are a couple of my favourites

I have to confess that I didn't follow the instructions from the point where I read to cut the fabric to one-sixteenth accuracy for the 12" blocks... I looked at the pictures and worked out the maths for myself. I foundation pieced the square in a square blocks and the blocks made from three triangles (not sure if they have a name) as I know I get better accuracy that way. And it worked - It's been a while since I made a quilt with such all-round good points.

The finished top is 30" x 39". The fabrics are a mixture from my stash. I think the white is Kona Snow, with four other Kona's for the coloured sashing (I can't remember which). I've then used Architextures and Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander, Comma by Zen Chic, Cotton and Steel basics, Michael Miller Tiles, Sketch and Pearl Bracelets.

And because I haven't shared a photo of Mia for a while, here she is - 11 months old yesterday.


Deb said...

Those are really nice blocks Jennie. As for wee Mia, what a gorgeous wee poppet. That smile is just infectious, I could look at her all day.

Lin said...

A great finish Jennie and some interesting blocks. Lots of space for some lovely quilting too. Good to see a pic of Mia. xx

Allison said...

It is fun experimenting with different blocks - I've been using some fat quarters and Judy Hopkins' book '501 rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks'to put together blocks for a puzzle quilt.

And little Mia - very cute!

Sherri @ said...

This looks awesome! I love all your fabrics 😍 and Mia is precious! 😊