Picture of Ode to Quilting Afghan
Afghan Back.jpg
Hourglass Block.jpg
St. Louis Block.jpg
Nesting Squares Block.jpg
Spiral Applique Block.jpg
Bright Hope Block.jpg
Scarf Applique Block.jpg
Angled Nesting Squares Block.jpg
Log Cabin Block.jpg
9-Patch Block.jpg
This afghan was born out of my love for quilting and knitting. Each of the blocks is made by knitting several individual pieces and seaming them together to form a 12-inch square. The squares are then seamed together to form a 36-inch afghan. 5 buttons adorn the middle square.

The afghan will be donated to the International Fiber Collaborative (

Pattern: My Own Design; The free pattern for each block is listed on my blog:
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool
Tools: Size 5 knitting needles and 5 buttons

ljsnyder2 years ago
I have gone to the website, but don't know how to find your pattern. Can you give me more infomation? I notice it wasposted in 2008, so maybe it's no longer there?
Thanks! I love this (these) patterns. I wan not able to get them to print, but possibly my system is the problem. I will keep trying... can' wait to get started. It is beautiful!
KnittedGems (author)  ljsnyder2 years ago
I do not have the Ode to Quilting afghan listed with my free tutorials, it is true. I am in the process of revamping it and hope to repost it later this year. Until then, on my site, if you scroll down, you'll find a search block. Enter in "Ode to Quilting" and it will pull up each and every block that I knit for the afghan along with the instructions. Or click this link: Thanks for your interest. I'm glad you love the afghan. It was fun to knit and design.
It was really fun to follow along on your blog as you developed this afghan, a really neat project.
KnittedGems (author)  glorioushats7 years ago
Thank you, GloriousHats! It's funny to think that it all started from a Christmas present two years ago. My friend gave me a basket of Lion Brand Wool, each a different color. At first, I hadn't a clue what to do with it. Then, my quilting book inspired me and I was off.
canida7 years ago
Beautiful work! I love the mix of styles and color.
KnittedGems (author)  canida7 years ago
Thank you very much, Canida!
Super quilt!! Good use of design and color and movement! Kudos to you!! Great look, and alot of patience and work. Vicki
Thank you, Vicki! You are right about the patience; it took a long time. I even threw it into hibernation for a few months to revive my energy. Yet, I had a blast designing each block and it was a joy to watch it come together. Thanks again!
Cool job! And if you were wondering, you can reply to the comments by clicking the orange REPLY button, then we can know you replied to us on our orangeboard things.
KnittedGems (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thank you, GorillazMiko, for your kind words on my afghan. And thank you for explaining how to respond to the comments. I think I did it wrong the first time. =)
KnittedGems (author) 7 years ago
Thank you so much, Jo2308 and RiverCitystl!
jo23087 years ago
I love it - you're very clever!
Love it! Nice work!