Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Those 9-patches just disappeared!

I love how simple nine-patch blocks can be transformed into this amazing pattern. I think I could make this same quilt 20 times and not be sick of it!

Here it is with borders on. The colour is really more lavender than the photos show - I blame the flash not the photographer! Working all day kind of takes daylight/natural light out of the equation, I'm afraid.

I'll bind it in the white with lavender spots fabric, but I miscalculated and will have to go and buy a bit more fabric tomorrow!

I'm really happy with my piecing - it's not perfect, but it's the best I've done so far. I also did a pretty good job getting my seams 'talking' to each other, and not getting too many sewn under on the back. This is a big improvement for me! But I guess I shouldn't be too hard on myself - this is only my fourth practical sized quilt - all cot quilts...it might be time for me to upscale! Nah, I just need to make some progress on the single bed quilt I'm making for Romily :)

I'm going to get it sandwiched tomorrow night, and then we'll be heading south to Bendigo for Easter. Romily's very excited about the Easter Bunny visiting at granddad's place! We'll do an Easter egg hunt for her - so cute!

I'm taking my machine to Bendigo, so, with luck, I'll get the D9P quilted and bound :)

I've also done the design for my Spring 4 Seasons Quilt Swap. I'll get started on that when we get back from Bendigo.

HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!

12 comments:

Kylie said...

Wow! I love this. It has turned out beautifully. The D9P's I have used have had so many fabrics in them, but having seen yours with just the three, I'm going to have to try one that isn't as busy as mine usually are.

QuiltingFitzy said...

Very nice!

(I'm loving the light blue that it shows! lol I'm a blue-freak!!!)

Hedgehog said...

This looks great! Happy Easter to you all.

Katjaquilt said...

You were pretty fast. With choosing three hamonic colours it looks calmer than my chaotic quilt. I quilted mine by hand because I'm not very good in machine quilting.

Patti said...

Turned out beautifully!

Chookyblue...... said...

love it.....

Belinda said...

Looks great. I didnt even think you could make a pattern out of a D9P but it looks fantastic. Might have to try this myself.

anne bebbington said...

Oh Lily - this has turned out beautifully - I'm very partial to blue boys cot quilts - lovely! Enjoy your Easter break and I hope the Easter Bunny brings just the right sort of chocolate :o)

Cathy said...

your quilt is beautiful. I am very impressed. I have never seen the disappearing nine patch before. I like your choice of colours too.

Have a great time in Bendigo.

Sandy said...

Simple idea with amazing results! I am going to try this out, thanks so much for sharing.

Laura said...

It looks great. I tried this on a small doll quilt earlier this year and I really like the idea. I now want to make a bigger one.

Juni said...

Oh wow, it looks fantastic! :)