Monday, August 30, 2021

Volcano Quilt Top Finished!

Some refer to them as "squirrels." Sandra at mmm quilts came up with the acronym "DrEAMi" which stands for "Drop Everything And Make It." Whichever name you like, it refers to a totally unplanned project that completely takes over your time and your brain, leaving you unable to focus on anything else. That's what happened with my recent squirrel, the Volcano 9-Patch quilt. I shared the beginning of this quilt two weeks ago in this post, and now I have a finished quilt top to share!

Volcano 9-Patch, 42.75" x 54"

This quilt was made from the leftovers of a Blooming 9-Patch quilt that I made in 2000-2001. I had run across a Zip-loc bag of scraps, strips and strip sets, and couldn't resist playing with them again. I was lucky to have extra of most of the same fabrics and added in a couple of others to complete the flow of colors. Instead of the Blooming 9-Patch layout that alternates 9P blocks with larger squares, this quilt is made up entirely of 9-patches, 111 of them total. Here's a closer look at the fabrics and some of the piecing.

I decided to use this crazy tie-dye style flannel for the quilt backing. It only needed one seam to make it big enough. I'm hoping to get this little quilt finished sooner rather than later.

Linking up with:
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
Needle & Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
DrEAMi #55 at mmm quilts
Favorite Finish at Meadow Mist Designs

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA 


  1. You got the color gradation exactly right. It's a gorgeous quilt. Congrats on the finish and on finding a home for all those left over scraps.

  2. It is so well blended. What a beauty!

  3. Oh, such a gorgeous color explosion! Was it hard to keep the blocks in order since the fabrics blend so closely?

  4. Hi Julie, You are an expert at color! I am amazed and awed. (Two color quilts are my comfort level.) You picked a great backing for it too. Well done! Hugs, Judy

  5. Beautiful! I love those kinds of projects when you just have to do it now!!

  6. The colors are just amazing. It is an explosion of color goodness.

  7. Whoever thought a volcano could be so gorgeous? Good thing that DrEAMi Squirrel came along!

  8. Lovely, volcanic but calming at the same time, lol

  9. This is such a cool affect, I love how the different prints blend together. Thanks for linking up to the Favorite Finishes Monthly Linkup Party!

  10. Congrats on a fabulous and explosive quilt!

  11. That is amazing!!! It kinda has that colorwash effect - I love the way it blooms!!

  12. Gosh this is so pretty! Your gradation skills are amazing. And I LOVE the backing!


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