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Saturday, December 23, 2006

NinePatch Done!



I grabbed a few spare minutes this morning to finish the binding on the NinePatch. I had a long piece of bias cut binding so I thought I'd try round corners on this one. It sort of softens up the squares of the piecing and goes with the round pattern on the border quilting. It is large enough for a topper on my queen bed but it will probably be a sofa quilt. I am not really happy with the quilting. It stretched out of shape a bit on the first couple of rows of stitching. Then I did free motion on the borders. I am still learning FM as you can see on the close up. It was good practise though so it is not a total loss. Now I have to wash it to see if the marking comes out. I just hate washing new quilts but I think I will have to on this one so I will know if it is safet to use the blue carpenter's chalk for marking on white.
Now off to do some more cooking.
Merry Christmas to all you bloggers out there. Have a good one!

14 comments:

Patti said...

Your quilting looks just fine. We all must go through that learning curve and every quilt looks better. What I recommend is that you wash it in hot or very warm water and put it in a hot dryer so the fabric shrinks up a little around the machine stitching. That makes the stitching itself less noticible and only the shadow definition it creates really shows. That's what Harriet Hargrave does, and the quilts I saw of hers years ago when I took a machine quilting class from hers looked hand done unless one looked VERY closely.

Norma said...

Well done! You finished your Nine Patch Path before me. Mine keeps growing in size--right now I am thinking I need another row. I like the addition of borders on your quilt. I know the pattern in the magazine was without borders, but I really like the addition of a border to bring everything together--kind of reins everything in. Patti has good advice about quilting--I too wash up my quilts after they are quilted--especially when my SID is not quite in the ditch. After washing and drying, you can not tell.

meggie said...

Your 9 patch looks very nice!
I think you did a good job of the quilting.
I think the border is just right.

quiltpixie said...

wow are you ever speedy with that ninepatch.... I love the "softened" corners! Looks very snuggly

Pam said...

The quilt looks great - and I love the round corners - what a nice idea.

Merry Christmas.

dot said...

Just beautiful. This really turned out nicely. Thank you for sharing it with us. Merry Christmas.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Wow - I really admire you that you stuck to your guns and finished the entire quilt including quilting and binding! It looks great and I don't think you will be able to see any wobbly lines after a good washing!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tonya R said...

You'll really enjoy snuggling in that quilt. Great job. Merry Christmas!!!

Darcie...Quilting By Darcie said...

Your soft curves of quilting are a lovely mix with the angles of the 9-Patches. You've done a wonderful job, Joyce! Enjoy!

ForestJane said...

I like the way washing them makes them look too, softer, somehow. :)

The top came out great, and the round corners and your quilting in the border really adds to it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

All looking great Joyce. How did you manage all this just before Christmas? I am sitting here with my mouth open over all these 'wash really hot and dry in the drier instructions'-I am obviously far too soft on my quilts!! Hope Christmas was great, Tracey

Fiona said...

The quilting looks good to me! Beautful quilt.

Suze said...

It is wonderful. Now I want one of those too............ silly me..

Shelina said...

You've been busy! Congratulations on finishing yet another quilt. This is a beautiful quilt, with beautiful quilting in it.