Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Play Ball!

Play Ball!
For co-worker Vicki C., longtime coach of office softball team.
Nine-patch blocks 
Partly from stash
57" square
Completed 2/16/2015

Softball print found online. 
Nine is a significant number in softball and baseball. Chose nine-patch blocks in 9" finished size.

A peek at the back of the quilt
Wood grain reminds me of a wooden bat. 

I have had the wood grain fabric in my stash for many years, originally used in a carpenter themed quilt for my grown son Robbie (see below).

Carpenter Wheel
Bad photo, beautiful quilt

I had my eye on this softball themed fabric for a long time. While spying out Vicki's office, I noticed a lot of pink decorations. I figured this fabric would do nicely.

Electric Quilt Sketch

Fabrics for the quilt
Wood grain, white-on-white and black print are from stash.

Nine patch block - 9" finished size

Nine patch blocks and alternating squares of the softball print

To save time, I simplified the design quite a bit. Here, I'm trying to figure out how to create a diamond design with triangles of black or dark gray. In the end, I decided to leave out the diamond.

Squares sewn together

Wide border added to complete the quilt top

Once again, the finished quilt

Vicki was surprised to get a quilt. Actually, her quilt has been on my to-make list for a long time. As far back as 15 years ago, our group of co-workers would draw names to decide who would take care of each birthday. I had already established a tradition of giving a quilt as a birthday gift, so people would be disappointed when someone besides me would draw their name. The person who stands out in my memory is Vicki. I'm glad I finally made her a quilt.

Enjoy, Vicki!



  1. Can you tell me where you found the pink softball fabric? I want to make a quilt for my granddaughter. Thanks, Sheri

    1. Sheri, the fabric is frim the 'Pretty Sporty' collection by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics. Softball Team - Cream. I may have bought at equilter.com but they're out. Try a Google search. Hope you find it.


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