Sunday, November 20, 2011

100-Patch Quilt - top finished

I use as much of my fabric as I can - down to the smallest scraps possible. My reason? Even the smallest scraps cost $ ___ (fill in the blank) a yard.  One of the sizes I cut the small ones into is 1.5".  That's the smallest square I will work with. I've been using them as leaders and enders for almost a year, and have been sewing them together into 9-patch blocks.  I pin them together in sets of ten, and last week realized that I had over a thousand 9-patch blocks. For some reason, I had it stuck in my head that I was limited to making something with 9-patch blocks, and have been searching for some decent patterns.

But last week on Stashbusters, one of my Yahoo Groups, Deanna posted that she had done this quilt. Deanna made hers with 2" squares, so mine's a little smaller. It has 1824 1.5" squares in it.

12 blocks, 100 squares inside the white border and 52 on the outside.

The finished top

I'm looking forward to showing this at Guild next meeting. I'm now known as the scrappy lady.

Many thanks, Deanna, for a wonderful pattern!!


Michele, a distracted quilter said...

I'm so in love with your 100 patch block quilt. This one is right up my alley. Good job on using up some of the 1.5" stash.

Kathy said...

AWESOME! I love the way you did the blocks, then a "frame" and then more blocks. It looks like you did it intentionally instead of leaders and enders. I'd be proud to show it off at the guild meeting too!

Dee said...

This is amazing! I love the pattern and colors and just may have to be inspired by it to try my own!

Pattilou said...

Way to go!!! I love the look of this quilt.

Rachel S-H said...

Very pretty!

MysteryKnitter said...

That is awesome! I can't but admire your skills!