Friday, December 6, 2013

Sister's Choice

Sister's Choice
80x90
288-5 inch blocks


The 3 inch 9 patch blocks were swapped with the ladies of Block_Swappers Yahoo Group. 
I made them into 5 inch blocks ala the Sister's Choice pattern at Quiltville. The only difference is that I used 1.5 inch strips instead of 2.5 inch strips. 

I used different WOW fabrics for the background and scraps of blue for the star points.

I LOVE quilts like this because there are so many different fabrics to look at. Everything goes together - floral fabrics, novelty fabrics, ugly fabrics, polka dots, stripes, plaids. 

The binding consists of all sorts of blue fabrics. 

And the backing is a wide WOW backing. 

I freemotion quilted it with loops and stars in a natural colored cotton thread.  I should probably have used white but that was not what was in my quilting thread drawer when I was ready to quilt. 

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14 comments:

Elaine M said...

Love it, great wonderful colors!

Anonymous said...

Sooo beautiful. What an accomplishment.

PugMom said...

I love scrappy quilts and yours is FABULOUS. I love how you made it all go together with the blue points. What a fun assortment of fabric.

Prima Donna said...

This quilt has been on my radar for a while. You did a fantastic job! It just looks so cuddly and warm.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

I love Sisters Choice block but wow! this was a whole lot of piecing. Just love the scrappiness of it!

Dona said...

WOW! This is awesome. Well done.

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Amazing, such a lot of work has gone into this quilt.

Sarah Elliott said...

This is a truly amazing quilt- I love the colors!

Nann said...

Cathy, it's WONDERFUL! And it's finisihed!
Be sure to share the photo with Bonnie.

I have a box full of those 9 patches myself, with a new bunch on the way. Thanks for the idea.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Oh my! I am crazy over this one. Totally scrappy and wonderful!

Michele P. said...

You are crazy. Those are REALLY small blocks. Looks gorgeous

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Absolutely stunning! What a wonderful job you have done - enjoy it!

Ellen said...

Oh my gosh...I love quilts like this too! It is gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous quilt! Beautiful!