I have been working on the design of the quilt that you all voted on. I reworked the design in EQ7 and made a few changes to the layout. I also came up with a way to construct it from nine patch blocks. It looks like woven ribbons to me so I am naming it Ribbonry. Now, to find fabrics to use. I'm struggling with this!
|Roll of Nickels quilt #2|
On another note, I made another Roll of Nickels quilt. I have never made so many mistakes on a quilt in my entire life. It took forever! I started with a stack of 5 1/2" squares of homespun fabric left from a previous quilt. I decided to leave them that size and just cut my background strips to 5 1/2" but instead I cut them at 5". This meant I then had to cut all the 5 1/2" squares down to 5". What a pain!!
It doesn't stop there. I next cut all my 5" background strips down to 5" X 13 1/2" strips instead of 14" strips which meant I could no longer make the quilt blocks as disappearing nine patch blocks. I had to cut all the background pieces as individual pieces and buy more fabric. I ended up with the same result but the reason I had designed it as a disappearing nine patch in the first place because it was so fast and easy. Cutting and sewing all those pieces was neither fast nor easy. You can go here to see how I made the first one.
|Roll of Nickels #2 quilt|
Overlapping Squares Meander quilting
|Roll of Nickels quilt|
Square Loop Meander quilting
Linda of L&R Designs Quilting used a different quilting design on this second quilt. It's called an Overlapping Squares Meander. I love it. You can read her post here.
I used a plaid homespun fabric from my stash for the backing. This quilt went to a grandson in Denver. The first Roll of Nickels quilt went to his cousin in Illinois.