Nine Patch Heirloom Block
I'm making a heirloom quilt using vintage and reproduction fabrics. It all started when my mom and I were in Paducah, KY for a quilt show and I found a giant collection of vintage 2x2 inch squares already cut. The people organizing the trip taught us how to paper piece grandma's flower garden pieces, and that gave me the idea for this quilt. Well, that and a photo in a magazine of a museum quilt. My quilt will have a total of 25 blocks, alternating between a nine patch with a yellow border (like the one shown in this blog entry) and grandma's flower garden flowers surrounded by a yellow row, like this one shown below:
The whole project uses the tiny squares. I included some step by step photos. Ironing seams is super important!I'll include more photos of this project as it comes along. There's a lot left to do, including finishing all the hand sewing on the grandma's flower garden blocks, cutting and sewing triangles onto the corners of all the blocks, laying it all out, designing a border, and eventually figuring out a way to get it quilted.