Monday, May 14, 2018

Garden Girl

The 7th quilt top from the March Retreat is now finished - only a table runner is left to quilt from that retreat. This quilt a Disappearing 9-patch made from a Riley Blake Garden Girl Layer Cake. I bought the layer cake at Missouri Star last May when we visited. I found a pattern online by Jen Eskridge. It's pretty wild to make - the 9-patches are made from nine 10-inch squares. So each 9-patch is 29" square! I wasn't too sure about this quilt as I was making it but it turned out fine.

I made my quilt smaller than the pattern - mine  finished at 57" by 58".  I used Dream Cotton Batting and quilted this donation quilt with white 50-wt Aurifil thread. I quilted the layer cake pieces in the design with straight lines using a quilting ruler. I thought the white pieces needed more interest so I free-motion-quilted feathers.

The back of this quilt uses a blue from my stash and some left over layer cake pieces.

After auditioning a variety of fabrics for the binding, I finally decided on this pink.


I decided it was time to do something with some of the smaller pieces of fabric around here. Today I've been cleaning out baskets and drawers of fabric. I found many 2 1/2" strips. I cut most of them into 2 1/2" squares. There will definitely be a scrappy quilt with squares one of these days - a great leader/ender project. There will probably be a few quilts.

I found enough strips that went together that I think I'll make a quilt adding some cream colored fabric. I put everything in a project bag with my written thoughts. It's hard to say when I'll get to this project.

Now I'm into pieces that will take longer to cut into squares. I have the yellows and oranges done. Along the way, I think I found another quilt so another project bag is filled.


  1. Nice quilting! I love working with scraps, and I think your idea of cutting them up is a good one. I acquired a bag of fabric tonight, and I think there are many HST's in my future!!

  2. Love your feathers!! Nice to get all those scraps cut up into useful sizes! Looking forward to seeing what you make! xx

  3. You are so prolific! Another one done. And it turned out so great and looks cuddly. A sure sign of a success. Those scraps get so overwhelming in my room that I hate to even think of cutting into yardage. good idea to bag with written thoughts for later finish.



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