Ready for yet another variation on the D9P? I thought originally these prints would make a good color study. Sometimes it is hard to know if prints go together. All these prints related to each other with colors in soft purples and some pale blue. The ecru background fabric was the primary print, with the other prints pulled from those colors.
So I cut out some strips and started sewing. I cross cut the square strips and sewed the nine patch blocks. Then I slashed across the middle and down the center as usual.
I turned the upper right and lower left, and along about now realized that this wasn’t the usual. I had used four prints instead of the usual three.
I went ahead and sewed them together, interested to see what would happen now.
Kinda neat, huh? I oriented the blocks with the light strips horizontal, alternating with vertical to get this layout.
I like the design, but the proportions are off for a lap quilt, too long and skinny. But alas, I didn’t have any more fabric. I had eight blocks, sewn 2 x 4, so I just separated them into two lullaby quilts of four blocks each. Loading them on the longarm to quickly quilt, I quilted them on the same backing, placing the second quilt close to the first…
so one pass on the pantograph got the edges of both.
Since the colors are softly sweet, I used a pansy pantograph.
Bits and pieces of all the fabrics were sewn together for a scrappy binding on one.
All done and ready to take to the meeting. These will go to a local charity called Open Arms.
Do you like D9P?