Saturday, August 19, 2006

Another UFO


I was looking for a backing for another quilt yesterday and came across this blue that was perfect for some nine patch blocks that have been sitting around forever. After a 10 mile hike yesterday afternoon I got the blue cut and laid out the blocks for a small donation quilt.

We're off to Kingsland, GA for a bridal shower for Becky. Keith is coming along for the 5 and 1/2 hour drive and we'll take the kids out to dinner tonight before heading back in the morning.

23 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Mary, here we go again. This is too funny! Just last night a friend and I were discussing the fact that I'd never made a nine patch quilt - with either a straight or on point setting. Opened up your blog and there's one. LOL I love it!

Linda_J said...

That blue is perfect with the blocks, Mary---it was meant to be!

Carolyn said...

This is beautiful,I love the blue with the bright nine patches. Have fun with your family!

Carolyn

Norma said...

I love your choice of blue fabric! It really sets those nine patches off. It would seem that we all have some nine patches lurking somewhere in our studios! *VBG*

Nancy said...

The blue is good with those blocks. Will have another lovely quilt.

Have fun at the shower and be careful on the road.

Gail said...

You are right, the blue is just right for those blocks- good catch! You might have just passed that by in your search for backing, I probably would have.

Cynthia said...

Your quilt is very nice. Like the blue fabric you have chosen.

quiltpixie said...

looks like you went to the fabric store and chose oh so carefully! Hope you enjoy the drive and family time that creates.

Melzie said...

Very nicely sets off the 9 patches, great choice! xoxo melzie

cher said...

hurray for finding the perfect fabric and enough of it to make this quilt top sing. enjoy the shower and fun time with the kids.

Hanne said...

First a 10 mile hike and then a lot of cutting. You sure are fit :-) The quilt is looking good !

Vicky said...

Another great quilt! Love the blue!

Jan Mac said...

Another lovely quilt almost finished. Doesn't it feel great when you find such perfect fabric in the stash

ForestJane said...

Ohh, that's a perfect blue for the nine patches, isn't it?

I can just see this being some little boy's quilt, it'd be good for marching action figures across the squares... :)

EileenKNY said...

That blue sets off the blocks perfectly. Have you decided on a border yet?

Bonnie said...

The blue looks wonderful with your colorful nine-patches. Will there be a border also?

Patti said...

Perfect alternate fabric. Very old looking!

Sandra said...

That blue background is just perfect. I really LOVE 9-patches on point :-)

Passionate Quilter said...

The blue makes those 9-patches pop! Great job in using up more stash! You totally sound like me--looking for one thing, find something else and pretty soon you are on a total different track!

Lisa D. said...

That blue is just perfect with those 9-patches - beautiful!

Tazzie said...

That blue really is perfect for those nine patches! Good on your for getting some exercise ... I'm such a lazy bones, I don't think I'd ever make it thru 10 miles!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Laurie said...

The blue really makes it pop, Mary. Nice work!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I have a stack of 9 patches that I've been playing around with - and I am going to set mine like yours too - in blue! About that big and then with a row with white for the background and a final row with red for the background. Changing the background color will give it the appearance of a border - a good trick for someone who struggles with borders (that would be me!). So, of course I just love this quilt! I just have to get blue fabric...

Cheers!

Evelyn