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


  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!

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

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

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

  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.....

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



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