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Years and years ago, I put aside a box of fabrics I’d made from my kid’s clothing to eventually make a quilt. This was SO long ago, I wasn’t even a quilter yet.
My Grannie had done something similar. She’d cut the fabric scraps from flour sacks and worn out clothing into 2 1/2″ patches (with a template and scissors!) and those would go in a cardboard box to make nine patches (above).
After Grannie passed away, I inherited the treasure box full of nine patches, eventually making the quilt you see here.
My own 2 1/2″ patches are a bit lumpy bumpy, because at some point in the past, long before I was a quilter, I sewed the fabrics together in irregular chunks, with the idea of eventually making a quilt. Instead of picking all those pieces apart, I cut them, as they were, into 2 1/2″ pieces.
It’s all part of the story.
Sweet Reflections is a traditionally pieced quilt made from two simple blocks. You’ll get a continuous checkerboard pattern when the two different blocks are used together.
Now, I obviously didn’t invent patchwork quilts. I’m not in any way taking credit for reinventing the wheel, but I do hope you find these simple instructions useful and maybe even inspiring!
This pattern is dedicated to Jennifer Rowles for her accidental reminder on Talk to Me Tuesday that some really special fabrics were waiting for a little love!
I’m planning to make a couple of these blocks per week, in between all of the other crazy things I’m working on. It’s a peaceful, easy to make block and I hope very much that you enjoy it as much as I have!
The blocks are 10″ (10 1/2″ with seam allowance), traditionally pieced. Chain pieced if you like! Make one, or make a whole quilt. Directions to make a 56″ x 66″ quilt included.
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This is, more or less, my goal, just a bit more scrappy!
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Very interesting with two different backgrounds for the 2 blocks. I downloaded thru Craftsy. I have a boatload of 2″ squares, so easy to modify! Thanks
Wonderful, I hope you have fun with it!
Love the stories told in this post. Thank you for the pattern.
My pleasure, Kathleen. 🙂
Thank you again, for your generosity, Jennifer.