Stained Glass D9P

Our second son, also known here as Daddy Viking, turned 28 on 21st June.  And what better excuse to start slicing and sewing, to make a quilt?  I realised that since I began patchworking, I have made quilts for eldest son, daughter (Lindashee), Mummy Viking, my sister, my eldest French niece and TWO for my youngest French niece . . . not to mention various quilts as gifts for babies, and a few to fling over the sofas here.  But for some reason, I had never got round to making one for my second son!

I did ask him a while back what colours he would choose, should I find the time.  And he came back with “orange, green, purple and black”.  A son after my own heart!

So . . . a quick delve into my fabric stash revealed a good choice of the above colours, since the first three are my all-time favourites.  And I set to work.

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Cutting 5” squares and assembling to make D9P (disappearing nine patches).

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Two afternoons of sewing later, and adding a 1” black band, to give me 1/2” width of sashing and I almost had a quilt top.

Followed by a further 2 afternoons during which I added an outer border before quilting.  And another 2 afternoons to sew on the binding (hand-sewing the final seams).

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And voilà!  A lovely vibrant, cheerful quilt, to wish Daddy Viking many happy returns of the day.

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I embroidered “June 2018” in black at one end, so we’ll remember, in years to come, when this quilt was made.

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And “Stained Glass Nine Patch” on the other end – because the narrow black sashing makes blocks pop, and sets them off, rather like stained glass.

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The backing fabric is a solid orange, which also appears in the blocks.  Quilting, in orange thread,  is simple.  I love the patchwork process, but I still find quilting rather daunting and prefer to keep things as simple as possible.

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Finished quilt measures 46” x 59” so it’s a lap quilt, to be slung over the sofa.

25 thoughts on “Stained Glass D9P

  1. Well, he can’t complain about that now can he and so accommodating of him to choose your favourite colours.
    May I just ask why you have what appears to be the modern equivalent of a quiver full of arrows behind your right shoulder? Do you practice archery in those times when you aren’t equipping the World with quilts?

  2. On first sight of the colours chosen – I didn’t think they would go together, but the finished quilt works really well and the colours are set off by the black edging.

    • one of the advantages of the D9P block is that most colours can be made to play happily together but yes, at a first glance one of my greens and orange didn’t look quite right, but they all played nicely in the end. The black sashing helped loads.

  3. Well done! It’s a lot easier to make a quilt with colors you and the recipient enjoy. 😉 I’m with you when it comes to the quilting part of the business. Couldn’t be more grateful for our second son who doubles as my quilter!

  4. Stunning, I would never have placed orange, green and purple together – however this really pops and the black it the piece-de-resistance. Daddy Viking has chosen wisely and this quilt will be perfect for bubba suggles on a cool wintery day – brilliant job as usual and in record time

    • it’s funny, you’re not the first person to comment on how strange it was to combine purple, orange and green, but to my mind they’re all the 3 colours of hallowe’en lol.

  5. I planted some seeds for orange poppies a couple of months ago. The plants now waiting to pop their buds right next to some purple campanulas and I can’t wait. With all the green foliage, I’ll have my own living version of your patchwork colour combo which I love. Sadly mine won’t last as long as your gorgeous quilt. Daddy Viking is going to treasure it 🙂

  6. Like!!! There´s always nice to have reason to make a quilt 🙂 I decided to make quilts whenever my Nices have their 30 or 40 or 50th birthday. My sister have 4 children and they have children and fiancé (é) and husbands and so on 🙂

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