Okay, I did it again. Spent the morning yesterday quilting, and had to leave my Quilt Cave to attend to other matters. This beauty greeted me a few hours later!
I get so caught up in the quilting that I don't see the forest for the trees. I just love it when I'm surprised! And I promptly named this 'Oh Baby Baby!"
This block is the Glorified 9-Patch, and I found the pattern with templates to print at AllPeopleQuilt.com. I enlarged the templates (click here for a block tutorial) to make 12" blocks so that the finished quilt measures 41"x41". Here's the full quilt:
Here's some detail shots:
Now, I did not put sashing in between my blocks, which means I had a lot of seams meeting together.
And yes, I quilted into those points. Here's how: I have a longarm machine that has a presser foot lever and a needle up button. The foot was not going over all that fabric when approaching the corner, so I stopped, lifted the foot, moved the machine a bit, lowered the foot, and took one stitch with the needle up button. Repeated the 'lift foot, move, lower foot, one stitch' sequence till I got to the center, then repeated the sequence to get back out. Even though it took some time, it worked wonderfully!
And here's a picture of the back:
Even though this is a baby quilt, it's going in the guild show next month, then I'll hang it up in my quilt cave for awhile until something else fantastic replaces it!