Tuesday, January 03, 2006


A very scrappy 9 patch. I used up pieces of left over black as the lattice. It varies in color, but doesn't seem that noticable in this quilt. Of course I have difficulty "seeing" black, and one of the pieced together to get it long enough lattice, is sewn in upside down..LOL. With the seam on the top of the quilt. Betsy noticed it when we were basting this one. Too late now! The border is leftover 4.5" "lights" with 2.5" left over squares sewn and flipped. Machine pieced, utility quilted with perle cotton. For you non-quilters, the PVC pipe is the top partof my Q-Snap quilting frame. Posted by Picasa

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Another winner. I just love scrappy quilts and apparently so do you. :-)

Dawn said...

Finn - I do like the black latice to break up all the colors! And I love the little triangles on the border you used! It is wonderful!

Tropical Screamer said...

Beautiful quilt. And the one that is "upside down" is just your signature spot that makes it unique.

(Can you tell I appreciate random accidents that make something even more special?)

Hugs.
Darilyn

The Calico Cat said...

I like it! The black really works!

Sandra said...

I love this quilt - very warm and cozy-looking.

Laurie said...

Finn,
LOL at the seam that's on the outside! I love it that you are leaving it! I would too! ;o) Love the scrappy 9P!
Hugs
Laurie

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Thanks for sharing your border technique - I don't think I've seen something like that before.

I like this quilt. I have been wondering what to do with my HODGEPODGE of fabrics... why I ever abandoned calicos that go together perfectly well for... abstracts... I don't know!

This quilt works so well with a big variety of fabrics!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Kangastuksia said...

I like your scrappy quilts.
I have bought new fabrics for my quilts, but nowadays I have evan scraps enough to make some by myself, too. And one day I will. It is a pleasure to see, how wonderful scrappy quilts can be! :)

Joanne said...

Great quilt -- I love the border. And, I've done that piecing a part and then putting it in upside down -- only I did catch it in time to change it. But, like you, if I hadn't, it's called folk art and I meant to do it! LOL

Holly said...

Hey there Finn - this gives me an idea on how to use up my charm squares. I like the black - never woulda thought to use it. Love your ideas :)

quiltpixie said...

The black does a great job of off setting the nine patshes. Way to use up stash!

bio said...

I love this scrappy quilt so much!
LOL, I've been called scrappy by
more than a couple of people so
guess it fits me.

Tonya R said...

ooh, ow, finding the seam when you're basting. Yeah, think I'd have to leave it too. Maybe use lots of Fray Check on it. Fun quilt tho - black always looks good.

Lucy said...

SO GREAT with the black.. This is a fun quilt.. Ohhh too may ideas........

Carolyn said...

Great quilt, Finn...looks so inviting! I'm loving your quilt show!

Sarah said...

Finn -

Glad to hear that I am not the only one who notices mistakes in my quilts until it is way too late! Remember the wonky house window that had to become a basement window? Thanks for sharing another great scrappy quilt!

Sarah