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05 January 2018

Double 9 Patch Quilt Along

Its time to show you my version of the Fat Quarter Shop's Double 9 Patch Quilt - its one of their new patterns in the Classic & Vintage series.



I decided to use a Prima Homespun in Sorbet Pink for the background as I had enough yardage already in my stash and I have a lovely little stash of grey fabrics too so I decided to use those with the pink.  My sister had a pink and grey theme for her wedding so I knew they would look good together.


Its a very quick and easy quilt to make - in fact I made most of the quilt in one weekend !


The blocks are made with strips and once all the strips are sewn and cut, putting them together into blocks is a breeze and along with nice big plain squares, its fast to finish - which is just as well as I was in the middle of packing my house to move interstate when I decided I needed a break and spent a couple of days sewing the blocks !



Now I just need to quilt it !! I'm excited to make some progress in free motion quilting this year and I've been playing around with a couple of designs - this one I thought I could make some freezer paper templates of a flower to trace around as well as mirror the squares in the plain blocks.


I could also try Angela Walter's meandering flower design as a single flower in each small square and way bigger in the large squares.


I'm also keen to start using my new ruler foot and rulers so I'll keep playing around and do some samples but I'd really love this quilt to be my first finish for the year so I'm planning on having it done by the end of January !


You can check out the other pretty versions of the blocks and quilts at Fat Quarter Shop's blog Jolly Jabber. I especially love the colourful little squares versions - they look like sparkly stars.

If you’re ready to sew along, grab your supplies, download the FREE block pattern and watch Kimberly’s video tutorial for a step-by-step guide on making your block!  Meanwhile, I'll be back to show you the finished quilt in a few weeks :)

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