Friday, 14 April 2017

Chatter: A Finished Quilt

I was lucky enough to participate in a Birthday Bonus Club in 2016 which consisted of us (a group of Canadian women) sending 50 2.5" blocks to each of the members in the club during their birthday month. So last August when it was my turn to request the kind of fabric I wanted for my squares I knew what I wanted- text prints. This proved to be harder for some than others, but the rule was you had to follow the instructions (hard for me on the months people requested batiks!) so they started flooding in.

This quilt has been finished for over a month but getting the time to take pictures proved challenging. Here it is, finally, my finished quilt, Chatter:
Each block is a 9-patch with text prints for most of the block save for a different coloured Kona solid in each centre.
 There is one white square (check the yellow row) to represent silence within all the "noise" of this text quilt. I also used some Ikea Nummer fabric for the borders to bring it up to a size that made me happy. This quilt is in heavy rotation on our couch now.
You can see some of the diversity of the prints I got. Numbers, french, newspapers, symbols. I love the cacophony. 

I straight (ish) line quilted through each of the blocks right down the centre. Functional and mimics the grid nature of this quilt.

The backing is a Heather Ross quilt from her Tiger Lily line that I got for a ridiculous price. I was going to put another print fabric on the back and decided against it. The binding, however, is a newsprint text print.
I still have hundreds and hundreds of text squares that I will need to decide what to do with, but I am content that my original vision has come to fruition!


  1. This looks really really awesome Lynn. And I got to see some of my fabrics! Congrats on finishing it; I think you are the first from the group to do so.

  2. proves once again that deceptively simple designs can have fantastic impact... I love this quilt!