Thursday, August 6, 2009

And Now, the Nine Patch

For the last year or so, I have been trying to do better at finishing. Don't most quilters struggle with this? It is so exciting to have a new idea, and proceed with that. That leaves the earlier good ideas to languish. Last summer while at a quilt-in at a friend's cottage, I took my oldest UFO. There were strips cut for the deep blue and cream 9 patchs, and the alternate block in cadet. The 9 patchs were furiously run through the machine, and then set with the alternate fabric. Easy, peasey. Just a classic type of quilt that I had always wanted.
It was quilted by my friend, Susan Atwell. We had done some bartering. I traded vintage aprons for machine quilting. I hope she is as happy as I am with the swap.


Kathie said...

great quilt!
I just love nine patches...
bartering is a good thing in mho I am sure she was happy too

Lori said...

Very nice! I've never met a 9 patch I didn't like:)