Friday, March 6, 2009

Black and White 9-patch exchange quilt finished

I have discovered a totally new use for my machine quilting frame. I have been doing this for many years now. I use it to pin up a quilt for either hand quilting or machine quilting on my DSM. I can literally have a quilt all pinned and ready to go in an hour! Honest! It is so much better than crawling on the floor or trying to do it on my too small dining room table. And there have never been any puckers.

These blocks came to me from an internet swap I did many, many years ago. I even think it was the first swap I ever entered. I remember I was still working full time and was only able to marathon sew on weekends after the housework was done. The finished size is 6". I added hourglass blocks between the 9-patches.

I quilted this on the diagonal and then on the square making the quilting go through every piece so this quilt can be abused as much as Amanda wants to abuse it. The quilt is 66" square.

This quilt is for my grand daughter Amanda's birthday on March 10th. She was born on my own birthday. So we are both Pisces. Also there is to be a full moon on our birthday. Howllllllll!!!!


Khris said...

OMG I love it Suzanne.Looks terrific....I dont think Amanda will love it as much as me so think you should send it to live in Oz with Khris

June said...

I have always wanted to make a b&w quilt, yours is beautiful! Happy Birthday to you and your g'daughter. Mine is on the 28th.

Connie (Boise, ID) said...

"This is awesome!!" I've said that over and over this morning! I SO want to make a quilt like this now! Wonderful idea to make the hourglass setting blocks, too!

Helen said...

Gosh, that's pretty!

dianne said...

oh thank you, thank you, thank you - i've had an Inspira quilt frame for a couple of years and i never thought to use it like that! these knees are far too old and cranky to be crawling around on the floor (unless someone drops a twenty dollar bill ... or a quarter)