Today I’m linking this edition of Quilts From My Past to Krista’s Throwback Thursday post.
This quilt was started in the November 2004 on-line virtual retreat hosted by Wonder Cut Ruler. I’m not sure when I purchased the Wonder Cut Ruler, but I know this is the first quilt I made with it. As part of the ‘retreat’ we simply made the 9-patch blocks. The final layout was up to the individual quilter.
My husband and I jointly worked on the layout. He’d tell me which block to turn and I was crawling on the floor flipping the blocks around. Once I we had the layout worked out I got the center sewn together. It was probably 18 months before I got the borders on the quilt and got it quilted and bound.
The outer border and backing is a cool looking fabric. I originally bought some to make a reindeer on my Christmas Block of the Month.
Once I decided the fabric was perfect of my quilt, I raided a friend’s stash as she bought the rest of the bolt!
The quilting is simple. Straight lines through the “arrows”. flying geese in the light border and a diamond cable in the outer border which I found in a Georgia Bonesteel book.
The quilt measures 69″ x 86″. Warm and Natural batting.
This quilt is well used. It’s on my half of the bed.