Sunday, 4 April 2021

nine patch action

 
























- reposted pic from Quiltmekiwi


I've been busy over the Easter weekend adding the binding to another quilt. It's my 'nine patch action' quilt, based around a favourite block of mine, the good old nine patch.
I started out sort of following the picture of a vintage quilt from Roderick Kiracofe's book "unconventional and unexpected", see here.

There's quite a mix of favourite fabrics in this quilt top, including Liberty, solids, ginghams & AMH. I found the trick to making a fun {but not visually overwhelming} scrap quilt like this, was to definitely have a few simple 'rules'. So I included a few longer strings of the same {or nearly same} blocks. I also added some solid fabrics, which help to give a bit of a break from all the busyness. And, adding those larger 4patches helped create some scale contrast.
Loving the mix of four/nine/sixteen patches! 

I had it machine quilted by Leeanne from quilt me kiwi {great teamwork!} in an edge to edge pattern, called 'breezy'. On the back I used two Amy Butler sateen florals, which made for a very soft & very cuddly drape to the quilt. Choosing the binding was a tad tricky, in the end I settled on 'trefoil' a recent Kaffe addition to my stash. It seemed to pick up lots of those little bits of colour dancing all around the quilt. 
Finished quilt measures 60" x 70".

Linking up with Cyndy for 'oh scrap' here
Until next time, Linda


15 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this one Linda! And I really enjoy hearing about your design decisions! I may need to use your principals to make one of my own, if you don’t mind!

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  2. Another beauty - I love that book and its inspiration.

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  3. LOVE that Breezy quilting on your scrappy 9-Patch quilt!! Congrats on a fabulous finish.

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  4. Pretty! And a good way to use a variety of prints and solids. The quilting design looks nice. It's pleasant to see a big quilt that can be cuddled and loved. Great work for an Easter weekend!

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  5. What a great mix of fabrics and colors. Your rules really make this quilt succeed. Great job.

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  6. Always surprising how the relatively simple piecing just explodes into such a visual symphony.

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  7. Congratulations - this is simply fabulous! I love it.

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  8. Loving the four/nine/sixteen patch mix!and the way you’ve used the solids. Fab quilt!!

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  9. Changing the scales of the blocks adds sophistication and interest. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  10. A beautiful finish. I agree that there are always at least a few rules - either we take other people's or figure out our own. Sometimes I only realise what the rules are when I'm halfway through something, because they happen without me noticing.

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  11. You come up with some great combinations. Lovely to see this one at the finish line.

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  12. I love that pop of turquoise!

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  13. Such a great take on the 9 patch Linda and your rules have worked very well indeed!

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  14. This quilt fascinated me, Linda. I love how you put blocks of the same blocks together and then one of the same elsewhere in the quilt. Never seen anything like this before. The borders are so interesting. I’ve done something similar, using an idea of Gwen Marston’s. The contrast between the brights, pastels and solids is striking!

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