You may recall that I had been merrily sewing along last week, trying to finish up the 209 nine patches for my rendition of Bonnie Hunter’s Rick Rack Nines quilt. Well, on Wednesday I saw a quilt top I liked better and since it was also 2 ½” square friendly, I switched gears and made my nine patch blocks into 9, 21, and 49 patch blocks.
The quilt I saw, on Confessions of a Fabric Addict was called “Growing Up Odd”. There is a tutorial here at Wedding Dress Blue . The quilts name was the first thing that caught my attention. There is a series of books by Dean Koontz about a man named Odd (first name) Thomas (last name). All the titles have Odd in them like “Forever Odd – a novel” if you like Dean Koontz, and science fiction/fantasy try them. Deanna, of Wedding Dress Blue, explains that the quilts name is due to all the odd numbers of parts that are in it. I like that it used up almost 2500 of my 2 ½ inch squares and it was relatively simple to put together. My version is a bit bigger than the tutorial one, as I used 2 ½ squares so my finished size is 122 inches square. Which should give a nice drape to it on my queen size bed. I am using the color Feather in bella solids. Here is a picture of my layout without the sashing strips in between the rows and columns.
Thanks to Sara at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for inspiring me to use up some scraps and then showing her readers some beautiful ways she found to put them together. I’m linking up with her today for her Can I get a Whoop Whoop? post.
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