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Frodo’s Quilt – blocks

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I’ve managed to get a bit done to Frodo’s quilt, but I haven’t got very far as I’ve been so busy in the garden.

First I made six nine-patch blocks

Frodo'sQuilt-04I tried to place the squares randomly but I just couldn’t do it. I did manage to stop myself from putting them all the same way up, so there is some randomness there. Also one block has two of the squares in the wrong place, but I don’t think it’ll show once it’s finished.

Once I’d finished the blocks, I then cut them all apart again. (as you do) When I did a disappearing nine patch before, I cut the block into quarters and rotated them. I’ve done this one differently. I found a few examples of this online and thought it looked good.

Frodo'sQuilt-03You cut two blocks and swap their centres. It’s going to look very busy and colourful as I’m not using any solids but I think Frodo will like it.

I’ve got the blocks sewn back together now, and I just need to sew them together and finish it off.

I’m hoping to get a cushion made for the cat carrier before we go to collect Frodo so I’m going to try to do that next and finish the quilt later. Not too much later though. I’d like Frodo to have his quilt while he’s still a kitten πŸ˜‰

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Author: Carole

The books I read, the things I make, the places I go.

11 thoughts on “Frodo’s Quilt – blocks

  1. My maths head isn’t quite sure what to make of this!

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  2. I have the same problem ^^ loads of pretty prints and not many solids.
    Come on, hurry up and finish that cushion so you can get on with the quilt!

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  3. this is going to be a “stonker”‘ (to coin your phrase ^^)
    I would probably had added some solids because those fabrics are very busy prints, but I’m sure Frodo will love it when it’s finished. I love the turquoises and mauves.

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    • I did consider adding something solid, but I didn’t have anything in my stash that was suitable. I do have a habit of just buying pretty patterns and not the plainer stuff πŸ˜›
      I rather like it now that it’s all sewn together though. Just need to quilt it, but I must finish that cushion first πŸ™‚

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