Friday, May 07, 2010
Jody's Quilt, Finished Split 9-Patch, New Project
This beauty belongs to Jody (Goddess) who is a prolific quiltmaker in addition to all the other things she accomplishes. (well, she hasn't gotten her blog up yet ..., nag, nag, nag!) 8-))) It's called Blue Ridge Beauty, from Bonnie Hunter's Leaders and Enders book.
Here is the last (not-great) photo of my Split 9-Patch, to show the quilting on the narrow white border. I used a stencil and blue pencil (is that cheating?) Each of the wide blue borders are quilted differently from each other. Again, this might be my new best favorite, and "it turned out better than I thought it would!"
Soooo, I started another project (Arabic Lattice) and I am going to get hollered at - this is our next guild class with John Flynn, and I was given strict orders, to me personally, "Elaine, no pre-cutting!" Honestly, Vonda, the devil made me do it! I have a large collection of shirt plaids and stripes, having made many shirts, and also after visiting our local Mission Store for 50 cent shirts. I swear, I only wanted to try out the block and got carried away! But, after making one, I couldn't stop! Aren't they cute? Those outside triangles edges on the bias are heavily starched. Ya gotta have bias somewhere and I didn't want it towards the center 4-patch. That light square in the center is a muslin fabric. Maybe I'll change it to a different color square - not sure yet.