Sunday, April 25, 2010

She sewed!


My humble Split 9-Patch has taken on a beautiful appearance. It's hard to even find the original block, isn't it?

Both I and DH are amazed at how those little triangles in the border improved a somewhat ho-hum scrap quilt! Even though my border triangles are not sharp due to the method I used to add them, I'm very happy with the end result. Again, all fabric except the last blue border was taken from my scrap box of 2 1/2 inch strips.

Look at my luck with this backing fabric I already had.

The original inspiration came from Quiltville.com, in her February post. Thanks Bonnie!

Now, on to the basting -- my least favorite part, but getting to the quilting, my very favorite part!!!

20 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Elaine it looks fabulous! Great job.

Teaquilts said...

Elaine, I agree, it's fabulous. The way you added the border triangles were very creative.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great border! It really is magic how it changes the appearance of the quilt top!

Mary said...

I have been cutting 2 and a half inch strips all day, trying to bust some stash and hoping for inspiration. You just gave me some. It is gorgeous.

jemng said...

Love it, very pretty Elaine.
Jen
Alaska

StitchinByTheLake said...

This is a real beauty Elaine and you were so right to add those triangles in the border - it made it really sparkle. blessings, marlene

LC said...

Very, very nice!

julieQ said...

Just gorgeous, Elaine!! You know I love these blocks...but together, they are visually stunning!

Candace said...

What a great quilt, it's beautiful.

The Quilt Ladies said...

Wonderful, I love the border. Thanks for sharing !

FLO_rancher said...

What a magical square, those little triangles added in the border were prefect.
Sew Peacefully DEB};o

AnnieO said...

Those border triangles do add so much to the design. It really sparkles, Elaine! Beautiful work with scraps, that's the best of all.

Steel Scraps said...

Such a beautiful quilt from scraps!

*karendianne. said...

Whoa! Elaine you've outdone yourself this time for sure. Absolutely spectacular. I'm utterly impressed.

Rose Marie said...

A fabulous quilt and the border effect finishes the look. Yes, fabulous!

Mama Spark said...

I love the look of this one. The red is so vibrant!

Jan said...

Great quilt; I love this one.

YankeeQuilter said...

This is coming along great! Love the border...

Helen in the UK said...

WOW - this is stunning!! Love how you added the triangles in the border to complete the pattern - a masterstroke! BEAUTIFUL :)

carolyn said...

My favourite quilts are made from scraps, hence Quiltville, but this one is really a success ! Carolyn in France