Sunday, December 26, 2010

"Detours" - Done


Yesterday, Christmas Day, I finished this Split 9-Patch. It's named "Detours" -- you never know where a detour will lead you. Sometimes you like the side trip, sometimes you don't. The colors are more vivid in person. I LOVE this simple Split 9-patch block - - the possibilities of settings seem limitless.

Hope you can see the slim red "flange" - is that what it's called? against the binding. One problem I had with this quilt is that the black inner border, raveled, and while I thought the white border was thick enough to hide the possible black threads, it did not. Then, I tried pinking sheers (thanks Colleen) to try and eliminate the ravelings - that didn't work either and offered opportunity to cut something I didn't want cutting. I did the best I could with that problem, and left it unquilted, hoping the poof you see would slightly camouflage the frequent threads. The black was thicker in weight and would NOT press the other way. Live and learn!

As you see, we don't have any snow - in fact it's been unusually mild.

12 comments:

Shari said...

A very striking quilt! Glad you worked through the little problems... sound like you had a lovely Christmas if you had time to sew!

dot said...

I like it. Stunning!!!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wooo hoooo . . . Wonderful!

Exuberant Color said...

I think you have outdone yourself with this one. It's a beauty!!

julieQ said...

This one? Wonderful!! I have my fabric pulled in a pretty pile for this...I do not have many blacks prints...hmmm, may have to go shopping?? Darn!

Karen said...

You used your day well. I sewed on Christmas Day too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow your quilt turned out beautifully!

Sharon said...

Oh, this is just beautiful! I love it - the pattern and the black and white. I'll try to remember your hard lesson!

Kathie said...

the quilt looks beautiful.
I love the red flange against the binding, perfect!
great design too!
thanks for sharing
Kathie

Pokey said...

Oh, this is a very striking quilt! You've done a beautiful job on it, too, you never go wrong with the color combination. Thank you for the share on the lesson involved.
:-}pokey

Nancy said...

Detours is the perfect name for the layout that you used. I agree with everyone else: the quilt is stunning. Nice Job!

Tanya said...

I really love Detours! The black and white with the spice of red is fantastic! And the way the pattern meanders is just lovely!