Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Scramble

This past weekend, I went to my cousin’s baby shower.  It just happened that again, I worked on it until the last minute to finish it up by sewing the binding the morning of the shower.  Ever happen to you?

Anyways, the pattern is the popular Disappearing Nine Patch.  It has been in my bucket list ever since I saw a tutorial a couple of years ago by Rachel Griffith of p.s. i quilt blog.  Although it looks like a lot of piecing, it is actually super easy if you follow the steps provided in the tutorial.  The basic steps are creating a nine patch, cutting it up, rearranging the pieces, and sew them up!

The main fabric used was from Amy Schimler’s On A Whim 2 collection with the owls in earth tones.  I coordinated this fabric with other earthly tones and used Kona brown for a background.  I had fun with the background by piecing it with owls as the main highlight.  It would have been too busy with a solid background of the owl fabric, so piecing the back really helped complete this quilt.  Not only was it a scramble to finish, it was fun scrambling the blocks to have the layout be ‘random’, following some guidelines so no two similar blocks were near each other and the colors were evenly separated.

I will be linking up with Quilt Story – Fabric Tuesday.  I get a lot of inspiration by looking at the modern quilts linked on this site!  I will also be pinning this quilt on my Completed Quilts Board on Pinterest.  It is another site where the inspiration is endless.  Let me know if you are on Pinterest!