Meet Me in Saint Louis

I wanted to wait until after Christmas to share Judy’s quilts.  The problem with waiting is that I forget the details I wanted to share with you.  This I do know; she made 3 quilts from the same fabrics.  This is fabric that Judy got at a quilt shop in St. Louis, and she made 3 totally different quilts from the same fabrics.

This first quilt was for her daughter.  I don’t know what on earth happened for this picture to seem so out of focus.  I don’t seem to have a good copy of the entire quilt.  I don’t remember what pattern Judy said the quilt blocks were supposed to be.  I think it’s supposed to be a “Glorified 9-Patch” but she left out the 9 patches and made it one big patch to show off the St. Louis fabric

Here are 2 close-ups so you can see what the fabric looks like and also what we did with the quilting.

9-patch stitched into this one

St. Louis arches sewn into one of the borders

And, black backing…

This next one was for her son.  I want to say this is the Disappearing 9-patch pattern, but I’m not sure.

We did a simple ribbon all over on this quilt, except for the borders.


And, red backing for this one…

The third and final quilt was for her husband.

This one had a cream colored backing.

You can see in this picture how we ran the quilting right off the edge of the quilt.

So, what do you think?  Which one do you like the best?  I think Judy did a great job of incorporating these fabrics into 2 unique quilts.  They are all the same, yet different, tied together with love.

I hope you will follow Judy’s example .  Look at your fabric stash and see if you can make different quilts that match…but don’t… with what you have.


Author: cowtownquilts

Professional longarm quilter and thread artist in the Kansas City area.