Sunday, December 29, 2013

Graduation Dance

I finished it.  This quilt is from Quiltville and the pattern is Dancing 9-Patch.  This was an attempt to use up the 2.5" squares that I have.  It didn't work.  This however will be a gift for a friend of my oldest son for their college graduation.  He has three friends and two of them are from grade school.

I have scraps and thought well this would be fun and they won't expect it all.

Here is Aaron's.  His favorite color is blue so I am pretty sure he will like it.

I made the majority of the 9 patches as lender and enders while doing Tula Pink City Sampler blocks.  They were like bonus blocks!

I then had the quilt basted by a longarmer.  It was nice to not have to pin it but then I did have to pull the threads.  Time wise it was probably about the same amount of time.  Considering that I hate basting ripping out the basting stitches could be done while watching television.  I think that was a win situation.

 The only fabric I bought was the back.  I found it while shop hopping in November on a clearance rack.  It a map of New York City.  I loved it!  Plus the price was right!

The quilting was just a large meandering in medium grey Aurfil thread.  It went fast and had it quilted up in one night.

I still need practice in keeping my stitches even some get too large and others too small.  I have to say it is fun to go through and see all the fabric from lots of different quilts over the years.

I even put a label on this one and named it.  I don't really do names but this one is "Graduation Dance" and is about 72" x 86".   Aaron will get his degree in Radiology so I am sure he will be happy to be done.

This quilt was part of Q4 Goals so I will link up with She Can Quilt when the time comes.  I am so happy to finish this before the end of the year!

Now to get one more done before the end of the year!


  1. wow what a great quilt and I love the name!!

  2. Such a great looking quilt - Love the use of scraps too.

  3. Beth, this is another nicely done quilt! I think I will try this one since yours looks so great. I have a lot of scraps this would do a good size quilt.