Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nancy Nine Patch!

I love antique quilts - back left, here is an original that has inspired me - pop over to True Blue Quilting Nana to see Nancy's wonderful treasure - perhaps around 70 years old - thank you Nancy for allowing me to keep this little beauty alive!


I've had a few hours of fun this yesterday afternoon and feel sure I will achieve the look I want. I have chosen Retro-Thirtyish, now is there such a thing? Fresh, bright and pretty - and really there is quite a challenge in this not so simple 9-patch - perhaps not the best way to get into the swing of things, we'll see - maybe a simple 9-Patch would have been enough, this will be quite different with all those little individual squares to make the secondary 9-patches that join the blocks together!

I have chosen 2" cuts (finish 1.5") and I will be trying my best to spend a little time each day to try to pull this quilt together. She will be called Nancy 9-Patch - there we go, now that is a commitment. She will be a scrappy of course - I'm popping to the machine now to try to get a little more done - let's see if she is suitable for a Quiltalong - no two quilts would look alike!

Ta-ta for now!

19 Lovely People said ...:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Nancy Nine Patch, I am in love with you and would love it if you became a quilt along!!
I am sooo glad you are able to sew a little each day.

Christine said...

Pleased to see you are sewing, looks great.

cheers
Christine

Julia said...

Lovely to see you sewing again Lurline..
Julia ♥

Janet said...

That's going to be a lovely quilt and I'm glad to hear you had some fun sewing time. I think it would make a fun quilt along.

Kathie said...

oh I think its perfect for a quiltalong...hmm totally scrappy nine patches or a bit more planned, 2 color is the question!
30's or repro's...
lots of decisions to make!
Kathie

Ozjane said...

Looking very cheerful.....maybe my quilting lapse could be cured by some nine patches....trouble is I have two half made bags on the cutting table.

sue niven said...

very lovely, great colours too!

Pauline said...

scrappies are my most fav quilts ever Lurline..this one is going to look great..

Margaret said...

Oh, it looks wonderful! I love nine patches! This will be a beauty!

PatchworkRose said...

Glad to see you are sewing. I will be watching your Nancy Nine Patch with interest :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Maree: said...

You are sounding much Better...Love your nine-patch...nothing like a New Project to get you Motivated...Enjoy.!
cheers

Jeanne said...

This looks fun. Thanks for sharing. ♥

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous Lurline! Love the fabrics & the setting...loads of fun!

Talin's Corner said...

I love the look of 30's fabric, your blocks look great!

Nyla said...

I love your rendition of this pattern! I don't need another project right now, but I don't think I could resist a quilt along! Glad you're enjoying some sewing time.

Robin said...

I, too, like the little 9-patch block. It felt so good to just flow with the music as I read your blog. Thanks.

em's scrapbag said...

This is going to be fabulous. Sounds like a fun quilt along.

Micki said...

Lovely 9-patch, and it is always nice to see your wonderful creations!
Micki

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

that red 9 patch is so eye catching. I need to make one like it.