I had all 3 colorways of the cheater print. I knew I really wanted to use them in my project so I decided to use them as the nine patch centers for some scrappy Sister’s Choice blocks. I didn’t end up making the traditional Sister’s Choice block because I thought my test block was a bit too busy. I just added the corner triangle component with the nine patch for some scrappy stars instead.
When using the cheater print I made sure the center of each nine patch had the scalloped flower. Then I used my ruler and frixion pen to mark a very scant 1/4″ away from all sides of the nine squares I was using for the center. That way when I sewed the sides to the nine patch you wouldn’t see any of the other squares from the cheater print that were around the outside of it.
I used Riley Blake Swiss Dots in grey as my background fabric. I added 2 borders to the quilt. Then I stipple and loopy quilted with a pretty pink Aurifil 40wt. thread. I usually use white thread but I really want to change up my old routines lately, ya know? Make it a little more vibrant!
I also opted for a scalloped edge with bias binding! Eek! I have been quilting for nearly 15 years and still have yet to make a quilt with a scalloped edge. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I’ve heard it is. I really enjoyed it and I think it looks great with this fabric. I’m so glad I tried it. I’ll be using in the future for sure. It’s just a wee bit more time consuming but worth it, I think. I would love to do tutorial on how I did it. Maybe for my next Penny Rose project. If there is enough interest. Please let me know if that’s something you would be interested in!
One last thing before I go….these selvedges! I pulled them out of my scraps to use them for something cute. Maybe a pouch? The blue and red so pretty together and strawberries!
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