Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rainbow 9-Patch Quilt Top


rainbow 9-patch quilt top
I finished getting the last borders on this last night. I pieced that square border randomly, at least I tried to, and there were lots of little segments that I didn't really like during the making process. This picture gives me some distance though and I really like how the border looks! And the rest of it too. There is that dark section in the lower right hand corner that I don't totally love, but overall I am happy with the rainbow effect and the bright colors. The quilt is kind of wrinkly/ripply in this photo but that's just because I was hurrying to get the picture before the wind blew! It went together really straight and smooth, if I do say so myself.
 
I am going to take a break from 9-patches after this one for a while. But that doesn't stop me from thinking about the next one. Next time I am planning on doing some limited color palette but I don't know which colors, yet. Ooh, and maybe gray sashing fabric, too.

If anyone is interested in making a quilt like this, I followed the quiltalong on Amanda Jean's blog. But this quilt only has 48 blocks instead of the 70 she used.

I have a couple of 9-patch projects from my past that I'm going to show you in the next couple days. One of them is really bad... just wait and see.

9 comments:

Candied Fabrics said...

Love the border! I know those are tough to get right!

Eileen said...

very nice vicki!! so vibrant. how fun the basic nine patch can be so modern

Nancy said...

Who wouldn't love all this color?? It is so lively. Scrappy quilts are just fun. Nice job!

L Johnson said...

Beautiful Vicki, so fresh and clean!!!

Alisa said...

It's beautiful! Nice work.

Sharon said...

Very simple but beautiful!

Leanne said...

Lovely! I understand why you are already thinking of the next one, the block is simple but the possibilities are endless.

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

What great color. It's sure to brighten any room.

A.J.A. said...

This is a truly beautiful quilt. Wow! That is all I can say :) Wow! You do lovely work.