Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Charisma - Split 9-Patch!

Well here it is - I have been telling you about the gorgeous fabrics I bought from Kerri and Julie at Provincial Patch!

What a weekend I had sewing - lots and lots of interruptions! Initially, I had 9 fat-quarters and border fabric - had to add another 2 fat-quarters to make finished quilt something like 60" x 53" including a 4" border. Fortunately I had the extra fat-quarters on hand and they all play beautifully!

I cut my squares 6 1/2". Easy-peasy to sew - not so easy randomly placing blocks, which I wanted to do! Usually I throw blocks down - look good - okay - let's go! Blues couldn't sit against border then the red blocks that madly "pop-out" had to be strategically placed. You see, I want to hand-quilt in big stitches with Perle thread using a stand-out design with cream thread on the red blocks.

So far, I'm very happy with the results - let's hope it looks as nice as I envisage when quilting is done!

Off to our state guild's Christmas Bash today - the theme is "Other Countries" - we are representing Canada - we are a cheeky lot and have been known to win best display a couple of times - here's hoping! We'll certainly stand out dressed in red and white - all decorations in red and white! I've just taken a leek and asparagus tart out of the oven - 9 eggs I used, the recipe by well known Australian chef said 14 - the tart shell I made would not have taken that many!

Hugs and best wishes for a happy day!

15 Lovely People said ...:

Julie said...

Wow, that was quick. The quilt looks great. Its fascinating seeing the same fabric range made up in different patterns. It looks as though I was too slow in getting myself some of the pretty blue border fabric we are nearly sold out but hope to get some more. Can't wait to see it quilted. Julie :-)

Shari said...

How on earth do you have time to make a quiche, post a blog and get to Perth after picking up the girls? You are truly an amazing woman. Love the quilt. The fabric is so pretty and the layout works well. I like the stripe on the diagonal fabric, surely that's not bias cut? Of course not, silly me. I had a great time today!
Hugs and Cheers

Stina said...

Love your new quilt!!
It is so fun to start a new quilt... :o)

Kerri said...

Well done. I know you have been so busy and I dont know how you have time to make it. Looks fantastic. You are an amazing woman. Catch up soon.

Kez

Quilt Hollow said...

Very pretty quilt and I like all those baskets you made too! I've marked your blog to return to.

Kris said...

Lovin' this interpretation of a split 9 patch!

On my Verandah.. said...

Great Quilt Love how the Green pops out...
cheers
maree

Candace said...

Love your quilt, and I like the mix of fabrics, especially the 2 stripes with the different directions.

MYRA said...

Looking good Lurline! Love your fabric choices!!! Hope you all had big fun at your Christmas Bash! 8-)

Kristie Layne said...

Love those fabrics!!! Lovely quilt!
Kristie

Julia said...

I saw this yesterday and it's just beautiful.
Love the red in it...
Hugs

em's scrapbag said...

Love the d9p! I really want to try one of these quilts. Have fun at your Christmas Bash. I want to hear all the juicey details.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

How about those fabulous fabrics!

quiltingnana said...

I absolutely love your blog. And thank you for visiting mine...
You have so may swaps and links...such a fun thing to do.

Mary said...

Its lovely! The fabric is just brilliant!