Monday, November 3, 2008

Dolly Split 9-Patch!

I wasn't at all happy with the way my former attempt on the little quilt for Doll Quilt Swap 5 was turning out, so I started again and decided to do a Split 9-Patch. It's very interesting how something so simple turns out so interesting!

I cut my 9-patch squares 3 1/2" and the little quilt is approximately 16" x 20" completed.

Then I decided to hand-quilt with Perle thread (yes, again!) and the more I quilt with big stitches the more I am enjoying it - just adds that little something to a quilt!

Have you ever used the new (well, new to me!) Clover Fork Pins - not to miss out on anything new - I had to try them and I think they are great to get perfect interlocking seams.
Tomorrow is our great horse race - the Melbourne Cup - they call it The Race That Stops a Nation. Most people have a little flutter, lots of luncheons, hats, glamour, bubbly, etc. I was silly enough to trip over a trolley at Bunnings (our nation-wide hardware/garden store) yesterday, - no broken bones, thank goodness, but lots of skin off and a very sore knee, so I don't think this Little Black Duck will be going anywhere tomorrow. To those who are, have a very happy, lucky day!
'Bye!

16 Lovely People said ...:

Julia said...

Love the little quilt!, amazing how gorgeous a simple split nine patch can be...
Hope you feel better soon.
Take care, hugs Julia

MYRA said...

What a lovely little quilt Lurline!!! Love the colors...and that striped boarder is great! 8-)
I have never tried those fork pins...in fact, I have never seen them before. Will have to have a look-see for them...
I hope your Booboos will heal quickly Lurline, and that you aren't feel too sore and stiff in the morning...
Take care!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh wow, those pins are something I've never seen before. How great. Your perle quilting is so cute. It really sets off this lovely doll quilt well. I love the blocks. And the fabric.

Kathie said...

great little quilt, oh I love how you quilted it and perfect fabric choices!
I am looking forward to doing some utility stitching with pearle cotton soon
Kathie

Christine said...

Oh, I am so glad no broken bones, hope you heal up very soon.
I love your little quilt, still have to make one for Sophie's little dolls bed.
I have just finished a quilt and you will be suprised to see it on my blog in a few days. The blocks came from you as a gift to me ( Kim McLean), so I will treasure it.

cheers
Christine

loulee1 said...

What a cute little quilt.

Christine said...

Your dolls quilt is very sweet. I'd like to try a Split 9-Patch sometime. I have some of those pins but not got around to using them yet. Thanks for reminding me.
Christine

em's scrapbag said...

Your doll quilt is precious. So sorry to hear about your knee. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Cornfield Quilter said...

Adorable quilt! I just wish I had half the eye for color that you have. I am not good at picking out fabrics for quilts, that is why I buy kits all the time! :D

On my Verandah.. said...

Oh Your Poor Thing...Hope the Knee is feeling Better Soon.!! Love your Little Quilt is is just Gorgeous...Must check out those Pins...haven't seen them in use yet.
cheers
maree

Shari said...

What a lovely little quilt. I have just discovered how easy the disappearing nine-patch/split nine-patch pattern is and I am looking at my considerable stash with fresh inspiration. The trick is not to think I have to get the new perfect fabric - but to use up what I have! Sorry about your knee - hope all are looking after you!

Hugs and kisses ...

Sue R said...

Well, how cute is that little split nine-patch! And you big stitched it too, brilliant! Take care of the knee...

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lurline love your split 9 patch this is a fantastic pattern, your colours are gorgeous, great job on the quilting and I have read about the clover fork pins I must check them out...

Needle and Thread said...

I just love your little doll swap quilt! I just love 9 patch quilts.
Millie

Stina said...

Love your little dollquilt...and I´m like you..love to quilt with perle cotton...it is just it!!

Helz said...

Luvin' your cute Split Nine Patch Doll's Quilt Lurline... & the Big Stitchin' Hope your knee that took the tumble is feeling OK now... Bunnings can do that to you... lol... So much to see & look @ & All...