Saturday, October 05, 2013

Finally, finally

It was August 29 when I first started talking about this project.

There were times when I wondered whether I would make it to finishing point.

It took 111 nine patch blocks, so with the border pieces it took over 1,000 pieces to complete.

A lot of pinning and piecing was required to finish and I definitely have to do something quite different for my next project.

That said, I am actually very happy with the outcome of the quilt.  I like the way the nine patches are captured within a wide floral border.



I placed the signature blocks towards the centre of the quilt.

I had my doubts about how they might look but they seem to blend in with the whole scheme of things and so I am glad I found a use for them.










Linda had given me some floral fabric when she was having a clean out a while back and I think it is ideal for border.

The pattern for this is free from Fons and Porter and is called Nine Patch Rings.

4 comments:

Vicki Posten said...

VERY well done! So cheerful and colorful.

jan said...

Wow - I love it. The border really frames it! xo jan

Jenny said...

Good on you! What a great job.
Is that the end of all those nine patches?

Shay said...

What a mammoth project but it looks lovely. And less than 6 weeks isn't long for a project of this sort...I have things I've been working on for YEARS...

Yep-definitely time for something other than nine patches!