Thursday, July 15, 2010

Nines & Hourglasses




Nine patch quilts are my favorite - scrappy nine patch quilts are even better. This perpetual UFO didn't deserve to be neglected for so long. My sister, Connie, and I each started this quilt years ago. In order to get more of a variety of fabrics for our nine patch blocks, we took turns making ten 3 inch nines from one fabric, keeping five and giving the others. The hourglass blocks we did ourselves. The quilt has an applique border of vines, flowers and leaves. I've had the blocks pieced into four sections for some time. Anyway, the center is now one piece waiting for the borders. I hope it doesn't wait too long.

26 comments:

Amy said...

The scrappy nine patch quilt turned out great!

Caroline said...

Outstanding! Gorgeous! Congratulations! Can't wait to see the applique borders, but right now it looks fabulous.

Rose Marie said...

This is amazing .... can't wait to see the applique borders!!!!!

Cathi said...

This is gorgeous!! I love 9-patch quilts and this one turned out just beautifully!! I can't wait to see it with its borders. :-)

Mary said...

I have a smaller version of this quilt that my Mom made for me several years ago that I love. It's looking good!

*karendianne. said...

Beautiful and clever use of fabrics for those hourglass blocks. They make the quilt shimmer. Stunning! I think I remember when y'all started in on this, too. Not entirely certain but it does sound familiar.

Carol said...

It is amazing...I love the hourglasses in between the 9 patches...what a wonderful quilt.

Kathy A. said...

That is one incredible quilt! Congratulations on a beautiful top.

LC said...

Amazing how two simple blocks can combine into such a fabulous quilt! Way to go!

Michelle said...

3" nine patches are my absolute favorite block too! Your quilt is looking great!

Terry said...

Wow! That's one big beautiful quilt! I can't wait to see the borders! Well done! :0)

Judy S. said...

Very pretty!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG that looks big and you have lots of tiny blocks..........
Nine patches are simple but beautiful

Karen said...

The scrappy nine patch quilt caught my eye right away. What a study in fabric it will make.

Susan In Texas said...

Amazing! What is that, king-sized? It looks huge and it is still waiting for borders. Wow. What a lovely lovely quilt that is going to be. I can't wait to see it completed.

Susan in Texas

Disaster Diva Debbie said...

Beautiful!!! I think this is one fabulous quilt! I love the way you used the hourglass blocks to set the nine patches. Very cute!

Cornfield Quilter said...

I love the scrappy nine patches and it will be fabulous with appliqued borders!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, I love hearing from others. I am just so happy it is all done and on display in a basket in my living. Now, on to finish another old UFO.
Have a great week.

julieQ said...

I really love your quilt! Just gorgeous in every way, and so special because of the fun memories in each block.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous! Love it!

Myra said...

This quilt will be lovely completed with appliqued borders Jeanne! I look forward to seeing that!
Happy stitchings! 8-)

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is a wonderful quilt. I love it. Love the 9 patch block.

jodi@sewpictureperfect.com said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt this is going to be! Stumbled upon your blog tonight and so glad. LOVE this quilt.

Rose said...

Oh I love this! Beautiful!!! Applique borders will look amazing, cant wait to see!

Bizarre Quilter said...

Happy birthday Jeanne. I love the look of your new medallion (I went to the link and snuck in a peek).
It's amazing how similar our projects are at the moment! Bits of cross-stitch, and this and that. Good on you!

BTW, sorry to hear about your diverticulitis. (Now I need to go and look it up).

ElleninParis said...

Hi... I had a question for you. I think I made this quilt some time ago, and it turned out wonderfully. Unfortunately, I loaned the book with the pattern to someone and never got it back, and now I have forgotten the title. Could you tell me what book this pattern came out of so I can get another copy? Thanks so much.

ElleninParis said...

Hi... I had a question for you. I think I made this quilt some time ago, and it turned out wonderfully. Unfortunately, I loaned the book with the pattern to someone and never got it back, and now I have forgotten the title. Could you tell me what book this pattern came out of so I can get another copy? Thanks so much.