Friday, October 29, 2010

A wedding present

A wedding gift for a former colleague and his new bride.  Matt and Astrid were married on the beach in Hawaii back in May of this year (yes ... I am definitely a little late with the present). 

This is actually the 2nd of two 9-patches that I made at the same time.  The first one was also my first attempt at straight line quilting on a lap quilt (I had only done pillows up to that point).  The first one turned out OK ... there were definitely some learnings in it; I am much happier with how this one came out!













The washed quilt meausures ~50" x 61".  My inspiration was their ocean-side wedding ... with greens, browns, sand and even a little light blue to represent the ocean.  The finished squares are 2" for the smaller squares and 6" for the larger off-white squares. 













The straight line quilting went about twice as fast this time.  In part because I just got better and in part because I used my cabin machine with the built-in walking foot instead of the add-on.  I am really happy with how the 'grid' came out on the back.

I used Kona Sweet pea for the piecing on the back and for the binding.

All the best
Lisa

7 comments:

  1. Another beauty, Lisa! I never was too much of a fan of the 9 patch, but this sure makes me reconsider! Don't get me wrong, I like the 9 patch, I made quilts using them, but I always feel "ehh" about them. But THIS...I LOVE!

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  2. It's beautiful Lisa! I love how it turned out, and the back shows of the quilting beautifully!

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  3. Very nice quilt. I love the straight line quilting from your previous post. The couple will be warm and very happy!

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  4. Lovely! I love the little white strips breaking up the sweet pea on the back. The quilting looks terrific too.

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  5. So pretty! I love how a simple nine-patch can look so elegant! Did you enter this in the Bloggers Quilt Festival? If not, you should! It's going on right now over at Amy's Creative Side.....

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  6. This is why 9-patches will always be one of my favorite patterns. It's perfect.

    Sandie

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