I made this quilt as a graduation gift for my sister this past spring. I picked out all of the fabrics when I was still somewhat new to sewing, and I didn’t have much knowledge about fabric designers, fabric lines, and where to buy fabric. I just picked up what I liked as I went along, and came up with a large stack of fabrics that were heavy on the greens and blues, but still had some bright, modern elements.
I decided to use the deconstructed 9-patch method for the quilt, because I wanted to try something new, and the idea of sewing together all these squares and then cutting them up seemed so fun. When I went to lay out the quilt originally, I was going to sew all the cut up squares together, but the pattern seemed so busy to me. So instead, I started laying out the squares on a piece of white fabric to see how it would look with some crisp sashing, and it went from something I felt mediocre about to something that I loved.
I find that sometimes, making construction decisions as I go works really well for me. It wasn’t until I could actually lay the deconstructed squares out that I knew how to finish the quilt top.
I backed the quilt using a large piece of Heather Bailey’s nicey jane fabric (in pocketbook), and a strip of the fabrics from the front. I love tying some of the fabric from the quilt top into the back of the quilt.
I then gifted this quilt before I took any pictures of it, but my sister was nice enough to bring it along when we all got together for Thanksgiving. She also took some photos of it in it’s new home.