Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll enjoy reading about my quilts and travels. I make lots of quilts, many as gifts, some for charity, and a few on commission. I love to travel and I own a car, but I am afraid to drive in heavy traffic. So I often use public transportation to visit big cities. I don't just go on trips--I have adventures!
Play Ball! For co-worker Vicki C., longtime coach of office softball team. Nine-patch blocks
Partly from stash 57" square
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).
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.