Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another Finished Project

Yay! I finished the Nine-Patch Quilt. I really enjoyed being part of this Quilt-Along. Even though I did not finish the 70+ blocks, seeing all the other nine-patch quilts being made, certainly encouraged me to keep going.

Finished quilt top measures 42.5" x 54.5"

I pieced the back of this quilt (of course!), and again used all Amy Butler fabrics. I must say I really love how the back of this quilt turned out. I think I like it just as much as the front and I intend to use this layout more often for quilt backs.


I again quilted with straight lines without any problems. It is a time consuming process, one that I always look forward to, but I am equally glad when it is over!



The binding fabric is from Amy Butler's Daisy Chain collection. It is called Water Garden - Forest. It is my favorite print from this range, and it is also the center fabric featured in the all the white squares in the quilt top. I again chose to machine stitch the binding with great success. Oh what a revelation!

I have decided to sell this quilt and it is now available from my Etsy Store.  SOLD

36 comments:

  1. I really love how it turned out - amazing job!

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  2. WOW Rita. Another fantastic quilt, the back looks fantastic. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  3. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!

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  4. In my world, the back could totally be the front - so you have two quilts in one! Really gorgeous!

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  5. I LOVE your quilt - looking at all of these amazing quilting blogs has really inspired me to get going on my quilts (4 that I've accumulated over the last 3 years).

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  6. looks great!! i love how your setting turned out... and your new blog header is lovely.. i love how the light shines through!

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  7. oh my goodness!! i just love your version!! i think it is by far my favorite of all the nine patches i've seen!! now i want to make one after seeing yours.

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  8. I love the back as much as the front.

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  9. Just a fantastic job! I love it so much!

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  10. Beautiful Quilt...front & back...am lovin that White still.
    cheers

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  11. Love it, Love it, Love it. What a brilliant job you have done.

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  12. It looks really good! I have loved reversible quilts like this since I made Anni Downs 'Happy Days'. A fabulous idea that allows for little wastage.
    What sort of fabric do you use for the white? and where do you buy it from?

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  13. I just love it! But then I knew I would!

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  14. I never thought of doing a 9 patch this way. It is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us! I just discovered your blog this summer and always am happy to see a new post! Thanks!!

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  15. Really beautiful. I love the white 9 patches - very original!

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  16. beautiful beautiful beautiful!!! I recently pieced a back of a quilt like that, and loved it so much I think I'll do more and more that way. It makes the quilt reversible, which is always a good thing!

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  17. It is a beautiful quilt. I love your design.

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  18. It turned out FABULOUS!! I can't wait to start mine!! Yours looks so very good!!!

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  19. That quilt is awesome! What an interesting twist on a traditional nine patch design. I love how the white really makes those bright colors pop! Thanks for sharing! Don't you just love Amy Butler? I totally love her designs.

    Anna

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  20. Just beautiful Rita, another work of art xo

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  21. It is a pretty back -- which gives you essentially two quilts in one. I really love this nine patch of yours!

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  22. really lovely...all those amy butler fabrics look so great all together. love the back

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  23. Wow, that is really pretty. I like your spin on the nine patch!

    And you're right, the back of the quilt is just as gorgeous. I love the way those prints come together.

    Wow.

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  24. Great job! Adding it to my "to do" list. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. Rita - another beauty!! Congrats!

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  26. I love the other blocks you chose to add!

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  27. fabulous! your quilts always amaze me!

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  28. nice patched back. fun fun fun! great quilting!

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  29. it's beautiful! i LOVE how you did the back. gorgeous!!!

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  30. it's beautiful! i LOVE how you did the back. gorgeous!!!

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  31. I am in love with this quilt! The colors are simply beautiful and I love what you did with the nine patches!
    I am a beginner quilter (just recently finished my first one, also a nine patch pattern) and I have a question for you. How do you press your seams to make them so crisp and flat? Mine seem to have some puffiness to them that then creates puckers in the quilting stage. Any advice on this you have to offer would be very helpful!

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  32. I'm working on the same quilt except with more muted colors (still need to build up my stash of bright colors).

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