Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Quilts From My Past – Which Way Is Up?


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.

4 Thoughts on “Quilts From My Past – Which Way Is Up?

  1. Wonderful contrast between darks and lights, but also so many little punches of color. Wish I had such a nice collection of low values. No wonder you have continued to enjoy it.

  2. What a unique layout.. I love the variation from a traditional chevron pattern. Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday today.

  3. Ha ha! I thought I was the only one who put a quilt on her side of the bed. The big quilt comes off in the summer, but my feet still get cold — a side effect of my blood pressure medicine. I really like the layout you/he settled on.

  4. You were ahead of the times, leading the way into the modern movement! Nice layout.

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