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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

16 Patch Quilt


This morning before I went of for my weekly thrift run, I sewed the 16 Patch together. It is huge. The design wall is 8x10 and it pretty well fills it up. Therefore, I think I'll only put a black border around it. I wouldn't put a border at all except that the half pinwheels all finish with bias seams so without a border it would stretch all out of shape on the frame. I spent some time re-arranging and then re-re-aranging but finally I just gave up and sewed it together.

15 comments:

Vicki W said...

Holy cow, now I want to make one!

pwl said...

Very cool!

jovaliquilts said...

I just LOVE this quilt. It's simple but so effective! I'm so glad you put the black border. I was taught a rule to never to put a border that has the fabric used in an outer block, but in this case it gives a very neat shape when the blacks come together -- the edge is much edgier, so to speak, really interesting there where you have the black strip. I guess we know what to do with that rule now ... :)

Exuberant Color said...

If you staystitch (like in garment sewing) around the outside edge you don't need to put a border on because the stitching will keep it from stretching.

sparkle jars said...

Oh, it's beautiful...absolutely beautiful!!!

Marls said...

Great work. That went together very quickly. It came together very well.the black border finishes it nicely.

Elaine Adair said...

How did that lowly 4-patch turn into such an interesting and dramatic quilt? Amazing how much a person's creativity adds to the final project! Good job girl!

Tracy said...

The pinwheel blocks are perfect! A simple border sounds about right - there's so much going on to oooh and aaahh over already.

Yay, you!

Tracy in SW WA
FiberBabble

Wanda said...

It's been awesome watching this evolve! It's really nice! And the lay out is perfect! But wait...something's missing.....what about your daily cuff?? Are they on the back burner now or are you just not showing them? lol

Cascade Lily said...

Joyce this is one fabulous quilt! Yay for the pinwheels - the perfect complement!

Libby Fife said...

It looks pretty darn good! Glad you pulled it off:)

Debra said...

Well there you go!

em's scrapbag said...

Very rich quilt. I love black with bright colors!

Meggie said...

It really looks great!

Darcie said...

I LOVE your fix for the 16 patch alternate blocks!!! The pinwheels are per-fect!

Have you added the border yet? Do you think a zinger (border) would steady the edges enough?

Happy weekend, Joyce!