Friday, November 30, 2018

Fifi & Fido

Now that this has been delivered I can finally let the cat out of the bag and share...  I love this simple Disappearing 9 patch pattern for a quick baby quilt that looks complicated!

I'd picked up this sweet Fifi & Fido collection at Marden's.  I'm really trying to bust my stash and now that I don't have a LQS grabbing more fabric means driving or waiting.  Fortunately I have more than enough fabric to shop on my shelves;-)  My original plan was to use the green print for the crosses but I think it really pops as the accent.

It takes such a leap of faith to cut up a perfectly fine quilt block!

It's been such a long time since I've done FMQ so I kept it simple with this loopy meander that echoes the design of the novelty print.

I completely planned this out to make the biggest quilt I could using all of the cat fabric.  I love how this stripy binding ties it all together.

In an attempt to use up every last scrap I made this matching pillow.  I think these are so sweet as a nursery set.

Note to self: quilting with black thread on black fabric is really hard on the eyes!  I don't know why I didn't think to use a buttonhole stitch with Aurifil 12 wt. to give it more definition like my bunny pillow since I used the same wash-away applique sheet technique.

Sharing the love again with this week's Brag About Your Beauties Pageant by Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty.

Quilt Stats:
Finished quilt is 40" x 53"
Pattern: Disappearing 9 Patch.
Fabrics: Anna Griffin Fifi & Fido.  Crazy for Dots & Stripes - RJR.
Batting: Quilter's Dream Orient.
Thread: 50 wt. Aurifil in  Light Peony (2437).