Thursday, August 29, 2013

Brrr! -- polar bears!

I finished up this toddler quilt today for a great-nephew for Christmas.  It measures about 50" x 50", and is a D9P (disappearing 9 patch) design.  I used prints from the Brrr! line by Laurie Wisbrun. A set of fat quarters in 6 of the prints was a gift from my sewy friend Nancy (THANKS NANC!), and then I purchased more yardage from my favourite Toronto quilt store -- Sew Sisters :)

Here's a fun tutorial for the block - I quite like her colour block version, and will probably try it :D

Front of Brrr! D9P quilt - freshly washed after completion, and hanging on the clothesline to dry :D
Here's a close-up of the QAYG quilting on the quilt - the centre of the picture is the centre block - it's quilted in both directions - the other blocks are quilted in one direction only.
Here's the back of the quilt, translucent in the sunshine, lol.  I had more of the fabrics from the front so I whipped up an extra D9P block to make the backing more kicky :D

Construction notes for my reference:
WOF (3/8") seam allowance ... 6.5" squares ... 19-20" backing and batting squares ... trim down to 17 1/4" block (8 5/8" cut from centres) ...  2" cover strips (next time use 2 1/4") ... binding cut to 2 3/4" wide (perfect with 3/8" s.a.), needed 6 strips. 


  1. Gorgeous quilt. I think your Great nephew will be happy with it.

  2. Awesomesauce! I was wondering what you were up to. Missed reading your blog. Was getting ready to send out a search party :)

  3. You're great nephew is going to love cuddling with that quilt.

  4. Pretty. It's great line and great color combo. You pretty ahead of the Christmas which is cool.

  5. This is such a fun quilt! Did it make you feel cooler to quilt the bears? Here it is hot and humid and raining occasionally (not unlike Florida). I sure do love the colors on your quilt. Disappearing nine patch is intriguing me!

  6. You did NOT get a Christmas gift finished already! I'm feeling the pressure now.

    Love, love the quilt. I love the SassyBlog colors, too, but yours is so very little boy.

    I want to get all my WIPs completed before starting a qayg, but it is on the list!

  7. oh that is just lovely! I love that extra block on the back

  8. Beautiful quilt, Mrs! You did an awesome job!

  9. Love the colours... a beautiful quilt. How organised are you... Christmas presents already.

  10. A Christmas gift already!!!! Smarty pants.
    Lovely colours.
    Cheers, Anita.

  11. The quilt is darling. I love the fabrics. You make me think about starting a quilt for my sister. December will be here before we know it!

  12. Very cute! I had really wanted some of this fabric, but I never bought any.

  13. Lovely quilt finish. The fabrics look great.


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