I decided to go simple and small for this week's Project QUILTING theme of A Stitch in Time.
The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik, including products from Aurifil.
This week I was working on two other Island Batik projects, a super secret rep sample of a not-yet-released collection that I'll just say is full of saturated color -- just what I love, and my March "try a technique" project which I'm using my Mountain's Majesty 10" stack for. The stack includes two each of 21 fabrics. (The full line has 46 fabrics!) I prepped my fabric for that project and used about 3/4 of one set of the squares, leaving me a scrap pile of rectangles, one piece of each of the 21 fabrics. I'd already decided to go simple for this week's Project QUILTING challenge and had landed on a 9-patch block mug rug. Ya know... cause A Stitch in Time... Saves... Nine. The Mountain's Majesty collection is a beautiful assortment of neutrals, blues, greens, and purples. I'll be using it all in this month's Island Batik challenge. But for my PQ challenge, I chose my nine favorite prints from the pile to make my 9-patch. I especially love that deep purple in the top left!
I opted for a pillowcase binding and super simple quilting. Just a border around the edge and a square echoing the center square on the 9-patch. The quilting was done with Aurifil 40wt Light Blue Grey (#2610). It is backed with Aspen Leaves in Leprechaun and finished at 8"x8".
I'm linking up to Project QUILTING 9.5. Be sure to check out all the submissions and vote for your favorites (starting Sunday). (Mine is #24.)
Of all the quilt patterns and styles in this world, I favor simple patchwork. It reminds me of the simplicity of so many early quilts and shows off the fabric rather than patterns. This is really pretty - my favorite fabric might be the purple in the center of bottom row. It sounds like you are enjoying your Island Batik projects. :-)
I am. Thanks you, Bernie. That purple is such a pretty one. I'm debating a simple quilt with my fat eighths of many years of Alison Glass sun prints. I think it would be so fun to mix the numerous years but to keep them in big chunks of color. (Though as you know, i don't really *need* a new project.) ;-)
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
I definitely giggled when I read the punch line to your nine patch selection (and my cat looked at me like I was crazy). The Aurifil Light Blue Grey blends in so well with all the colors in the top!
Glad you got a giggle out of it. :-) The Aurifil that came with my Island Batik fabric was a great selection that coordinates so well with the fabrics.
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Love the colours. I intended to make something small, but I didn't do the math before starting and ended up with something larger. I've never tried the pillowcase binding method. I'll have to check that out.
Super fast! But I wouldn't do it on a cherished project that was going to get washed a ton.