Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nine Patch Variation Repro and Ombre Stars

One of my all-time favorite quilts is the c. 1830 Nine Patch Variation in the book Calico and Chintz. I reproduced it 15 years ago.

The original quilt was 95" x 103" but mine is a lot smaller 60" x 64." I used a decorator fabric for the border and an ombre print as the setting squares. The edges are turned in--no binding.

I actually softened the pink (left) with Rit Brown Dye (right).

Here's a detail. It is quilted allover in 2" crosshatch.

 The back.  

Lucky me. Last week's stars featured ombre prints. I had a few.

I love this fabric . . .

. . . and used it as the border in this little quilt.  

Off-center stripes, lol!

Barbara Brackman shows a different colorway in her book, America's Printed Fabrics.


I just had to use it again. 

Welcome spring!

I especially want to thank Barb V. for posting my fabric search on her blog and to those of you who responded. I will now have enough fabric to finish my project :) Thank you all so much!

Copyright 2015, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Love the quilt and the ombre blocks.

  2. So glad you found more fabric!

  3. I don't know if I still have any of that pink ombre fabric. Only had a small piece. I like how you over-dyed it and softened the look.

  4. love your pink ombre quilt. It is beautiful.
    Your ombre stars look great - I need to catch up

  5. Your stars look great with that beautiful ombré fabric. Your pink ombré repro quilt is gorgeous! Our daffodils are just beginning to show...