Checkerboard Squares, an easy 9-patch quilt, was our Fast & Fun quilt top for February, 2012. Our Third Sunday group met at JoAnns Fabrics in Independence, MO on Sunday, February 19, to work on Project Linus blankets.
Checkerboard Squares is a 41" square quilt featuring 13 nine-patch blocks separated by squares of fun fabric. Jodie had fabric kits and instructions prepared to get us started. Everyone had fun and 3 of us finished Checkerboard Squares quilt tops.
Jodie's quilt top is uncharacteristically pastel. She usually goes for bright colors, but chose the kit with green and yellow 9-patch blocks separated by multicolor jelly beans and surrounded by a lavender inner border and another multicolor pastel print in the outer border.
Patti's quilt top features Batman in the squares separating the red and blue 9-patch blocks, topped off with a fun dotted print in the border.
I was drawn to the fun cat print in the kit I chose to stitch. The cat squares separate red and green 9-patch blocks and everything is surrounded by a yellow inner border and a fun, bright multicolor polka dot print in the outer border.
Here's a close up shot so you can get a good look at all the fabrics in this quilt top. Notice the paw prints on the red fabric. The quilt top is on my design wall waiting to be finished into a Project Linus blanket.
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