One day, I was looking through a fabric website. I was looking for the perfect fabric for my Dad’s Christmas and Birthday quilt. I knew I wanted to make a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt, I just didn’t like any of the fabric choices for him. He was a Geologist all of his career and loved teaching about Geology. So, I wanted something that would reflect my Dad’s passion.
Then, I saw a fabric that I thought would be perfect. Northcott produced a fabric that looked like rocks and stones. What could be a better match of fabric and Dad; rocks and fabrics that looked like rocks!
For this quilt, I used Northcott’s Stonehenge Everest Chips cotton fabric. I added a border from Stonehenge Collection Wheat Limestone Fabric and Stonehenge – Nature. The backing is the Stonehenge Collection Wheat Limestone Cotton Fabric. The Batting is Warm and Natural, double batted for extra warmth and thickness. For the finishing touches, I added a binding in Artisan Spirit Shimmer Chocolate.
The quilting design was my own creation using time worn ideas. I stitched in the ditch around each piece of the nine patch, adding swirls for the first inner border, and a long feather around the large outside border.
The quilt is the about full size. I ended up giving it to him, before measuring it! It is a beautiful quilt, especially on their sofa!
Have a wonderful day!