Spin the wheel and
wait to see where it lands.
That's what I did to begin my
next set of children's donation quilts.
I started with a group of Sandy Gervais Moda fabrics that I've
had for 20+ years.
I've used these same fabrics at least
4 times for four different quilts and there is
still fabric leftover.
Some fabrics just seem to never go away.
I needed to find a pattern that
would fit my donation criteria, easy
I spun the wheel and a stack of Missouri Star
Block Magazines came up.
Another spin and the pattern
the Disappearing Four Patch was the winner.
I started with 5 inch squares
that were sewn into 4 patch blocks
I considered stopping at this point and
simply sewing these blocks together, but
decided the quilt needed to be a bit more interesting.
You can find directions for sewing this on
the internet in lots of different places.
Resewing the pieces together
The blocks turned out cute.
In fact, sew 35 blocks together
and you get a very cute quilt.
Disappearing Nine Patch
I decided to make two of these quilts
at the same time so, I made a total of 70 blocks.
Maybe now this fabric will finally disappear!
Some extra thoughts.
I'm not going to add a border to this design so that
I can keep the quilt width under the width of fabric.
That saves having to piece the backing or
having to have a lot of yardage.
Does this quilt need a border? Maybe, but
it will be fine without it in this case.
I'm trying to keep these donation quilts
under 45" x 54". The reason being, a
queen size batt could be divided into 4 sections
that would work for 4 quilts. The cost
can really add up.
I'm trying to use up some brands of
thread that aren't my favorite anymore. I'm not
using old wooden spool vintage thread,
but thread that might be related to
the twin sisters, Polly and Esther.
I'm really not a thread snob.
Next I'll be finding backings and getting
the quilts basted ready to machine quilt.
Because I am the quilter, the designs
will be simple.
Hope you've had a good week.
I finally got called up for the Covid vaccine.
Heading in today.
Until Next Time-