Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ribbonry and Roll of Nickels #2

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.


  1. Isn't it weird how some quilts just seem to invite weird mistakes?! I LOVE your setting for a disappearing nine patch, because it doesn't look like one!! Now I want to go through my stash and make one!! Lets see...what colors do I want to use?!!

  2. I love your ribbon quilt. I suggest a new line called Spin from Windham fabrics. They are bright tone on tone. I'm working on a new quilt pattern with it right now and it would be great or your quilt too.

    1. Great idea! I googled the line to see what it looked like and i think it will be perfect if I can find it.

  3. Candace, I have truly loved following your blog for all of your nickel quilts, I love how you were able to meet your goal! I continue to follow and admire your lovely work. I need to be more attentive to my blog, but it's very hard with all of my quilt interests. Keep up the great work...happy quilting/creating!
    AKA SewHappyDesigns
    and IcanQuilt


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