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.

10 comments:

Nancy said...

Judy's quilt is gorgeous, and your new blocks are unique and fun. It is great to try something new. I can't wait to see its progress.

Lynn said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting, beautiful blocks....what more can I say.
Do love the plaids and stripes in your blocks. They really add movement to the design.

LC said...

Those new blocks are the most interesting use of plaids I've seen in a long time! What fun.

The Calico Quilter said...

You did a lovely job on your quilt and should be very proud. Jody's quilt is fabulous, although a bit intimidating! All those squares!

I love the Arabic Lattice blocks, and have never seen that pattern before, The plaids are striking. The fabrics in the center four patch are just right, with that little splash of floral against the plaids. This will be another winner.

SubeeSews said...

Jody's quilt is to die for. I actually have all the blocks made for a Blue Heaven but it is all wild animal prints instead. Then my mind hit a blank on the assembly. One day I will try again.
Beautiful quilting. Love the marker one. Do you use a dry erase board to practice?

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Really cute blocks. I love them. So so unique.

julieQ said...

Love Judy's quilt! So pretty, but what really wows me is your quilting, it is just amazing to me. Your new blocks are wonderful! I can't wait to see this new wonderful quilt take shape.

belinda said...

Ok...Ok....I'm going to go try the machine quilting AFTER I comment on how wonderful that quilt is!! She did a fab job....and I think this one needs to be on my list as well. I love your cute little lattice blocks too!!!

Meggie said...

That old Devil has a lot to answer for! lol.
I love Jodies quilt, how gorgeous, tell her well done!
Love your quilting pattern too.
XX Hugs.

Donna said...

Lovely quilt, and I love those blocks you made!