Monday, May 23, 2011

Jumbled quilt

When I was designing my Twirligig quilt I made a few blocks that would not work for that quilt.  That quilt needed contrast between the fabrics to make the pattern stand out which the rejected blocks did not have.  So, I decided to make a few more of the rejected disappearing 9 patch blocks and came up with Jumbled.  Though it may look complicated at first glance, it is super easy.

I used the same Kaffe Fassett fabrics, the same 9 patch block construction and cutting method as Twirligig and came up with a totally different quilt.  I just changed how I arranged the 4 parts of the disappearing nine patch after I cut each block.  I did not sew the 4 pieces of each block back together to form the traditional disappearing nine patch block.  Instead, I used each of the parts as it's own block in my Jumbled quilt.  So,  the nine patch actually became 4 new blocks.  The blocks are arranged in an alternating pattern which I think makes a great scrap quilt!

For the quilting on this quilt, Linda of L&R Designs used her version of a design called Wonky Feathers.

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