Saturday, 9 April 2011

Nine-patch, and signs of new life

Today I saw the first sign of new life in the garden: the first snowdrops came through the snow:


Do you remember my unlucky binding on the 9-patch?


Here it is now after one night of unpicking and some hours of new cuts and sewing:


The quilt is all finished now.
 


There are three nine-patch blocks in different sizes on the backing. A row of the smallest squares goes across the quilt, and a row of three squares just so, joining all the bits of white sheets I used for the backing. Anne Marie's strict rules required all material to be from stash, and so it is. This is my first finish for the Nine-Patch Challenge.


 The label is framed with tiny leftover scraps from the denim shirts I used for the solid squares on the top. This was the first washing I could hang out to dry this year. Until now the snow has been too high under the line. I love the fresh smell of laundry from the washline on a sunny day.

10 comments:

  1. i like your 9 patch quilt very much, beautifully balanced.
    could we see the label in close detail. an interesting idea to frame it, i would like to see that if it's possible please?

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  2. How fitting that the snowdrops should poke their tiny blooms out! What a happy sight, Ulla! Your 9-patch is stunning! I love how you quilted it and the back is a work of art! Just Beautiful!
    Cheers!

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  3. lovely quilt. fantastic that it was made with your cut-ups.

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  4. A wonderful finish and I love your fabric choices, quilting, and the back!!! Yes, washline laundry is fresh, crisp, clean.

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  5. GAnz toll ist er geworden, dein nine-patch Quilt. Er gefällt mir schon der Farben wegen. Und die Rückseite ist sehr originell. Du zeigst dein erstes Schneeglöcklein und wir hatten hier bereits sommerliche 25°C. Meine Wäsche trocknete in wenigen Stunden draussen. Aber ab morgen wird das Wetter wieder normal, typisch April sein (Regenn und kühl)!
    Liebe Grüsse
    Barbara

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  6. Congrats Ulla on your wonderful finish of your Nine Patch quilt!
    I love the way you have put the quilt the quilt together and used only from your stash.
    I am now back online and happy!!

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  7. Well done Ulla with your first 9 Patch finish. It looks wonderful. I can see now why you went to the trouble of the unpicking. It looks gorgeous and just right.

    So glad that you are having a thaw at last.

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  8. Hello Ulla,
    It´s a bit strange to send you a message like this. I´m also making the Raggedy Ann quilt and I´ve asked Kaaren if she had a pattern of a raggedy doll.

    She advised me to contact you. Unfortunatly I can´t send an email so I´m trying to contact you on your blog... My adres is
    she-s@live.nl. Hope to hear from you soon.
    Greetings from Holland!

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  9. Ulla, your nine-patch quilt is wonderful. What a fun backing it is with different sized nine-patches!

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