It’s a contender!

It’s not drafted to size … but after looking at a lot of scrap quilts I combined a few ideas and came up with this. It will be scrappier too meaning those stars would all be different colors … I use fewer colors when I’m drafting a quilt to make it easier. Blocks would be 9 inches finished … so I’d be working with 3 inch squares and half square triangles … not too big and not too small for a king size quilt. I’d also need to put a 3 inch border on it to bring it up to the size I need which I didn’t draw but I did make some notes. I would set it 11 x 12 or 13 blocks …. 12 might be a little small, 13 might be a little big … I’ll have to measure the width of the bed to see what I’d like better.

Do you see a little similarity to the 9 patch and Hearts quilt I just finished? I love simple scrappy quilts!!!!

….and just in case you don’t remember the fabrics I’m thinking of – here’s another look.

15 thoughts on “It’s a contender!

  1. Beautiful fabrics. The other stack of blues you have are some I bought too, and I even bought border fabrics. I like this pattern and am curious about how it will finish. These fabrics look like civil war fabrics to me and I have a stash of them too.

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  2. Mary this is a beautiful classy design. perfect for your autumn/winter colours.
    I read your previous post about looking for ideas, but you yourself just designed
    a timeless quilt. Looking forward to the finished quilt .
    How is your mom?
    When the lockdown happened in our country (Ireland) I thought it was an opportunity to
    finish UFOs instead I lost all desire to do any craft. I’m now chasing my tail
    trying to get things done but I’m glad I’m sewing again.
    Mary you may not remember but I once asked you for info on making a TATW quilt.
    You gave me some ideas and a short time later I came across a very good tutorial.
    I made a small one and loved it and now that I’m back sewing I’m planning a big one.
    HAPPY SEWING!

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  3. That is going to be a great quilt. Hum, 9” blocks….I have the 9” cube….I have lots of smaller bits of fabric…. I might emulate your quilt but maybe use brighter colors and make a much smaller quilt. I’m looking forward to seeing your version.

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  4. i love both the fabric and new quilt design. This will go towards the top of my to do list. Thank you for all the quilt and yarn inspirations!

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  5. Yay for The Contender! (Great quilt name, btw.) I personally find that successful extra large quilts need medium to large simply constructed blocks with a scrappy color scheme – this cuts down on the tedium that sets in after 100 blocks or so, ha!
    I vote for the scrappy blue FQs…but it will be a beauty either way.

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  6. I like this!! Will you be using your Accuquilt to cut the pieces? If so, what size squares and triangles do you use. I cannot figure out how to use the Accuquilt for patterns unless I am using one of their patterns. This would make a nice Fall table runner with some borders and I need to make a couple. Can’t wait to see how you put it all together.

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