Tuesday, May 24, 2011
I love making nine patches! these are 3" finished.I started making these over the weekend, guess this is my next quilt to make! Nine patches seem to be the go to block for me. I have always wanted to make a queen size quilt with 3" nine patches, just think of all the fabrics I can use in one quilt! I will be using 2 of the primitive gathering muslins, maybe 3. This will give my quilt that instant aged look I like.
I decided to use the utility stitch on this little quilt I plan on donating. ( have to admit I put this in the closet and forgot about it till I found it the other day, I feel so bad its taken me this long to finish it,) I bought this ruler because I knew I wanted to use it more like a stencil to mark the wavy lines to hand quilt some of my quilts. My plan is to quilt it going vertical as well, lucky for me it has those lines on the ruler that line up nicely with my seams I keep moving the ruler so the hills and valleys don't line up.
After trying to keep my stitches 5" to an inch I decided next quilt I will try 7 stitches to an inch, its the pearle cotton look that I like the bigger stitches not so much!
I just wanted to let you know that my quilt is not the quilt pattern that is in the book Gone to Texas, Betsy quilt in the book is based on an antique quilt her great great grandmother Lizzie could have made as described thru her journals. Betsy's quilt pattern is very creative and now it looks like I am going to have to make it again using Betsy's pattern!
check out Sew Unique Creations blog post (note her new blog address!) and you can see Betsy's new fabric line!
Check out Pam's blog for wonderful pictures from Spring Market in Salt Lake City Utah this year.
oh my so many quilts I would love to make!!!!