Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Updates and a Finish

My little surgery last week went well and I'm back to sewing and normal activities. Thank you for your kind thoughts and all the good wishes you left in the comments.

The last finish I posted was my Framed Nine Patch (F9P) and I offered to post a tutorial if anyone's interested. Several people left comments expressing interest, so I will put together a tutorial as follows:  
  • Wed. Apr. 6: Fabric selection, cutting, and parent block assembly.
  • Wed. Apr. 13: Cutting the parent blocks into pieces, layout, and reassembly of blocks. Also optional borders.
The F9P finishes at 36" as shown or 44" with optional borders. Either way it's small, a good size for a baby quilt or table topper. Skill level: easy for someone skilled in accurate cutting and scant 1/4" seams.
Framed Nine Patch (F9P)

A Finish:
Since I've been back in the sewing room, I was able to finish the quilting and binding on "Positively Radiant."
Positively Radiant, front

It finished at 51" x 60", lap size for an adult or sofa size for a tween. It will go to Hands to Help, Happy Chemo.

The top used up some partial fat quarters & scraps and made small dents in some of my Kaffe stash. The back is pieced from leftovers. The bold binding is extra wide to hold in all that riot of color and pattern.
Positively Radiant, back

The angle of the sun & shadows makes it look like there's only quilting in one direction, but the quilting is actually a crosshatch grid through the diagonals of the pieced squares. I used a medium pink thread. Here's a detail of the back.

And just because it was a pretty day and this is such a vibrant and cheerful quilt, a couple more photos.
Link ups: Let's Bee Social at So Fresh Quilts, Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. I am so glad to hear that your surgery went well and you are back to normal activities! Positively Radiant turned out so well. I hope it brings some joy and a bright spot to the person who receives it.

  2. Your Positively Radiant is just that. Love all the bright and beautiful fabrics you used in it. Glad you surgery is behind you and you are doing well. Happy stitching!

  3. Your quilting on Positively Radiant works great, its a lovely bright fun quilt. Good luck with your recovery.

  4. Glad to hear you are doing well. Positively Radiant looks beautiful. It is so bright and cheery.

  5. Positively Radiant is just that and it's gorgeous! What a great quilt for Em's Happy Chemo group to give to someone. Lovely!

  6. cannot wait to see that 9-patch tutorial! so very beautiful! :)

  7. I love that Radiant quilt, perfect name for such bright and cheerful fabrics.