Break the Code

I recently came across a legend showing the Morse Code for the numbers zero through nine and it looked like it would make a cool quilt.  And guess what?  It does!The table I saw looks like this and I thought I could possibly create a mini quilt out of it.  I created the design and then attempted to figure out how to make it come to life.


Snowball blocks create the dots and small strips create the dashes.  I’m planning on writing up this pattern.  How cool would it be to make a quilt personalized with Morse Code?  I must start working on that!

I used this gorgeous Alison Glass charm pack and mixed it with some text prints.The rainbow deliciousness of this quilt makes me very happy!  I quilted each row with a coordinating color and I love the overall effect that it gives to this piece.  I used all the colors shown here.  I am definitely an equal opportunity thread user.The back is an improv pieced beauty that was made with the remaining scraps left over after making the front.

To be honest, I actually made this for an Instagram swap but I just couldn’t part with it and made something else instead.  Am I a bad swapper?  My partner wasn’t very specific about what was requested so I think I’m okay.  And the new piece I made is stunning.  I think it will work just fine.  In the meantime, both pieces are brightening up my sewing room.

Happy Sewing!

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9 thoughts on “Break the Code

  1. Get Stitchy with Sarah says:

    I looooove this mini! Glad you kept it.

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    WOWEE – this.is.SO.cool. I love this! I absolutely think you should write up a pattern for it. I just love the fabrics you chose – they are happy and bright and make me smile. I can certainly understand why you couldn’t part with it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Patti A. says:

    Yes Yes Yes please do write up the pattern and put my name on the top of the list of who would buy a copy. It is wonderful.

  4. Nancy says:

    This is one of my favourite patterns. Such a unique look – and I love anything Alison Glass. Please make the pattern. I will definitely buy it.

  5. Margaret says:

    You are very clever to see something that most of us would gloss over and create a quilt out of it.

  6. Lena says:

    That’s so cool! Beautiful use of colours and a fun idea, too.

  7. What a great idea! Glad you kept it ๐Ÿ™‚

    -Soma

  8. Jan Murphy says:

    Hello Lori, I love your very bright modern code quilt.
    I have made a small welcome quilt for a baby boy and it is all in morse code. I used spots and stripes for the dots and dashes and put in spacers between the words. I don’t know how to send a pic on a message – I have only a couple of (not very good) photos as the quilt has been gifted. I spelled out my name etc on the back too! If you are interested I can try to email the pics to an address for you. Jan

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