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.


  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?

  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!

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

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

  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

  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!!

  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.

  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 Hope to hear from you soon.
    Greetings from Holland!

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


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