906 Quilt | UP Pixel Quilt | A Finished Quilt | Scrap Project 5 | 2019 FAL


I am so excited to have to quilt completed! Truly a labor of love. Made with 1.092 low volume squares and 252 green squares. My family and I moved to the Upper Peninsula (UP) in December 2017. This was completely blind move and we love it up here. I enjoy having access to all of the trails for running in the summer and X-C skiing in the winter. So not long after our move, I started planning a UP quilt. Drawing inspiration from other pixel state quilts, I decided a pixel UP was in order.


Finally this past winter, with pattern drawn up. I started making a couple of test blocks, so I could decide what size I wanted to commit to making. After much debate with myself, I decided on 1.5 inch squares. Then I broke my pattern into 16 patch blocks and started sewing away. This was such a great way to bust through my low volume and green scraps!


I just had to include a picture of the back with all of the pressed open seams. There is something so beautiful about pressed open seams. This was such a fun project to work on, now I can't wait for a few projects to be completed around the house so I can proudly display my UP quilt. When it came time to name this quilt, I knew it had to be called the 906 Quilt. The entire UP is area code 906, so of course my quilt had to bear this name.


When it came time for pictures of this beauty, I just knew I had to be near a waterfall. So a couple of Sundays ago after church, we hopped in the car and drove to Munising, MI (near Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore) to take some pictures. Munising Falls and Wagner Falls provided a great backdrop for this quilt. Of course during our travels through the UP for awhile, I will be taking this quilt with me for more pictures! I know I say this about every quilt, but this truly is my favorite.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: 906 Quilt, designed by me
Dimensions: 28 inches x 48 inches
Quilting: Straight line
Fabrics: scraps from my low volume and green bins, lots of different designers

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Comments

  1. This one is so cool! I really like the idea of these pixel quilts. I think my state might be a bit boring! Have you looked at the outline of Wyoming? Plain and square ( maybe rectangle, but boring!) Two other states I have lived in, South Dakota and Arizona - both mostly squarish!!!! Dang it!

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  2. Wow, this is amazing! Such a wonderful depiction and tribute of your home!

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  3. Beautiful, awe-inspiring quilt. So much tininess!

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  4. This is amazingly cool! It just might have started wheels turning in my head to make one of my own, though I might include the lower peninsula as well, since I've lived here my whole life, just visiting the UP for vacations...

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