Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Baskets and Nine-Patches!

PS - oh, this is all Topsy Turvy, I know - this is for Christine, who is running our 9-Patch Swap!

I have managed to get all twelve finished with no interruptions, whoopee! Also, thought I would mention about my gorgeous Satchmo roses - see the black edges forming around the petals - consequently the name!

Also, (yes, I do stop sometimes, I don't talk in my sleep!) - I had run out of 80/12 needles and wanted to use a new one, so used a 75/11 Schmetz Quilting Needle - beautiful stitch on my Pfaff - I had read this hint somewhere previously!

Now to the original Post below!


A quick Post today! I'm grabbing a little time to post now as I know I am going to be inundated later this afternoon ... I really love my Family, but!!!

I've started my 9-Patches for the Swap - yep, they are pretty for repros, a double pink and a shirting! Two repro baskets - fun to applique - I can feel an antique crib quilt coming on , knitted edge and all! It is so relaxing to kick back at night, watch a bit of tele and mindlessly knit!

Off to charge the camera battery for the Quilt Show tomorrow, and, with a bit of luck, maybe finish twelve 9-Patches!

Happy Day everyone!

24 Lovely People said ...:

toni said...

i love your knitted edges! i'm still waiting on my repros to arrive from the u.s. hurry up mr postman!!! :D

Janet said...

The baskets will be gorgeous in an antique crib quilt. I've done my nine patches but I keep forgetting to post them, enjoy the show tomorrow!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, I love your fabric choices! Especially for the nine patchs

clare's craftroom said...

They look great hope you get a chance to get more done . Have a great time at the show .

Julia said...

I love the baskets...and the nine patches!
I might get mine done Thursday.
I can see a crib quilt with the knitted edge..it would be perfect for that and would look lovely...
Hope to see you tomorrow.
Hugs Julia ♥

Catherine said...

Your baskets are wonderful! What size are the blocks?
The 9-patches are yummy -- the double pink is fantastic!

Mistea said...

The baskets and roses are gorgeous, beautiful colours. Perfect dozen of those nine patches well done. Enjoy the show

loulee said...

Oooh! A dainty crib quilt. Sounds and looks delightful.

Julia said...

Me again...
love the nine patches. looks lovely with the double pinks.
Julia ♥

Stina said...

Love the double pink nine patches..:o) and the baskets.. they are gorgeous.. love them... have the book..but havent it here with me... still at my friends house..:o)

Helz said...

An Antique Crib Quilt with knitted edge sounds wonderfully warm & cosy...

Shari said...

Very beautifully photographed and presented! Lovely roses and lovely 9-patches. And those sweet little baskets... sigh...

C'ya tomorrow!!

Hugs - Shari

Fiesta said...

I love all your ideas for that quilt.
have fun at the quilt show.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love your repro fabric and have fun with the nine patch swap. Can't wait to see all the pictures from the quilt show.
~Karen~

Shiree said...

what a pretty colour! the 9 patch swap does sound such fun. I do hope that you enjoy the quilt show tomorrow, I am very sure that you will,
have fun, Shiree

Stephanie said...

Oh so pretty! Great tip on the needles. I no longer have a Pfaff but shall perhaps try the different needles on my Janome.

*karendianne. said...

Lurline, what lovely things you have going on. Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. I really dig your little 9 patch blocks. You Rock!

Karen said...

The basket block looks like the pattern from "A Cold Wind Blows". I have been so tempted to make those.

Erin said...

Oohh... I hope I end up with one of those nine-patches! :)

em's scrapbag said...

Love the baskets and your knitting is beautiful.

Micki said...

The baskets are lovely, and all your work is wonderful!
Micki

Maree said...

Love your Baskets they are so cute and the Pink 9 patches...gotta have that Pink.!!! oohh another Knitted Edge...what for.??
cheers

Cornfield Quilter said...

Good Morning! I love your baskets and have been looking for the pattern for them. Can you tell me where you got your pattern? I have searched and searched for it and now it has become an obsesion with me. Of course I don't need another project but it would a good one for me to take on vacation to do while traveling. Any help would be appreciated! Hope you have a wonderful day with your girlfriends! I always love to see what you all are working on. :D
Hugs,
Carol

Kaaren said...

Lurline, your knitted lace just fascinates me. Is there a pattern that you might like to share? I'd love to do a quilt with a knitted edge for my new grand niece.

Your work is amazing and I could stare at it for hours.