Zeus & Athena Revised

Wonky 9 Patch Sewn
Wonky 9 Patch Sewn

I really like this quilt.

I love the blue and orange together. Complements, what could be better? In addition, the orange just makes me happy.

I am trying to think of whether or not I have used this much orange in a quilt before. Looking at my orange scrap drawer, I would say no.

The other interesting thing, which I always find when working with a monochromatic palette, is how different, in this case, the oranges are. Some are peachy, some are more red, some have a pink tinge. There were a few prints (my man Philip Jacobs!) with browns. It is so interesting to me how those browns took on more of an orange cast when used withe oranges.

I know you can also see that some are multi-colored and so non-orange colors show up as well. I think those add some interest.

More Wonky Blocks
More Wonky Blocks

I decided to make the Wonky 9 Patch a bit larger. As I said before, the problem is the blue. TFQ said she may have some of the blue, so I sent her a swatch.

I made more of the blocks, so I am ready. One thing I did differently was press the seams open. It made cutting the blocks much easier.

I decided not to sew the one new row to the rest of the quilt, though I did consider it, if for no other reason than to make progress.

Now I am just waiting with my fingers crossed.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

8 thoughts on “Zeus & Athena Revised”

  1. I am lovin the orange scrappy squares. very lively and cheery. I have quite a stash of blue batiks…If TQF doesn’t have the blue, you can send me a swatch and I’ll see if I can match it.


  2. The swatch hadn’t arrived before I left on Monday; should be able to check when I get home tomorrow AM. How big are those blue squares?

    1. I know. I meant to send it off as soon as you offered, then I thought I should write a letter, then I forgot the envelope at home, etc. It should be there when you return. The blocks are 8″. Back and binding are made!

  3. The swatch and letter arrived today! I have a 1/3 yd piece that I think is a match — will put it in the mail tomorrow. My turn to cross my fingers and hope…

  4. if there is not enough blue you can put a solid orange block row on top and bottom and get the same size. you’d probably want to put solid orange blocks on the sides too so it would be bordered the same all around though.

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