My latest finished baby quilt to share with you here.
I had the idea I wanted to make a quilt that looked old, as if it had been made from random fabrics a quilter might have had available in her scrap basket a hundred years ago.
Good idea, but what block to use? Nine-Patch is about as simplistic and "old" as it gets. Then to add some interest, I decided to put a border around each 9-Patch. I didn't realize until I had the bordered 9-Patches nearly all put together with sashing that I had made . . . a Framed 9-Patch Block! Duh.
I'm partial to dots and had this little red dotted fabric for backing. To me it looked very basic, and complimented the "old" look of the fabrics on the front.
The faint diagonal intersecting lines you can see on the back of the quilt are the areas where I didn't do any quilting. Kinda neat the way that turned out. I quilted it so that the colored squares in the 9-Patches would stand out, but the pattern the quilting formed on the back was a pleasant surprise. Like I said, if I only knew what I was doing . . .