Evening in the Garden Quilts

Adventures in Fabric Art

Design Wall Monday



Sometime I’m going to make more intricate blocks.  Really.  I have.  I can.  I just don’t feel like it right now.  Have I mentioned how much I love nine patches?  I’m still not done with them.


This quilt was inspired by this large-scale snowflake batik from my stash that will be the backing, since I can’t possibly cut it up.  It is a pale aqua, with creamy snowflakes that hold just a hint of yellow.   Now that Christmas is put away, I have no winter throw quilts for the couch, and the spring one looks silly, so this is for me.  I first thought of feathered star blocks for the front to be “snowflakes”.  The more I looked at these and other star-like blocks, the more I knew I wanted to reach for my simple nine patches.


I pulled favorite fabrics from stash for this:  some aquas that are a little “off” and don’t play well with the others; two kinds of birch trees; some batiks and a Grunge;  some snow-capped trees; and the last of a favorite floral neutral in gray, white, and tan.  Then I coordinated scraps from my 3 1/2″ bins.


I find the result cool, snowy, and happy.  Twenty-four blocks done, ready to sew together today.

Hope you’re playing with some fabric today!

I’m linking up to Design Wall Monday on Patchwork Times.

Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

2 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday

  1. The effect is very wintery. So many design opportunities lie in those 9 patch combinations.

  2. Love – love – love your color palette!

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