Name: Continuing the Conversation
Design: Modern Disappearing 9 Patch : a tutorial by Kristy Daum
Size: 40" by 54"
Fabric: Stash/scrap fabrics, low volume fabrics for the background
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white in crosshatch
I made this baby quilt the other day as a sample and as a way to continue the conversation and that is where the name came from. We had a guild challenge to modern up a traditional block for the Creative Stitches show as I mentioned before. As part of the Creative Stitches show, the guild did a stage presentation on Modern Quilting with a demonstration. I thought it might be fun to do the Modern Disappearing 9 Patch as a demo but I thought it would also be good to have a finished quilt for display. Hence this baby quilt. A way of continuing the conversation so to speak. I wish I had a pictures of my able bodied guild demonstrators because they sewed up a storm, while I did the talking, and pretty much had much of the makings of a baby quilt after the 2 demonstrations. I have it all put together as a quilt top and hope to have what they started finished for the next guild meeting. But I digress.
Kristy Daum has a fabulous tutorial on the Modern disappearing 9 patch. Check it out. And a perfect and straight forward modern twist on an old favourite. I also tried to use fabrics that would read as modern but not as "baby". Except for the backing that is. I know that many modern baby quilts do not necessarily look like what traditionally we would view as a baby quilt. So for this example, I wanted to make sure it did not look "on purpose" baby. After all, we were trying to share and demystify modern quilting just a bit.
So here it is. On a rainy day inside the rose arbour. Stash fabrics and quilted with my favouite 50 wt Aurifil in white. Continuing the Conversation.