Friday, February 20, 2009

Quilt and Stitchery

I wish I could say I've had a busy week of quilting....not. My sewing room has NOT seen me all week, the first part of the week is a blur and the last couple of days I spent working at the quilt shop. I was going to show you a "thimble quilt" that I just finished. I took it to the shop yesterday and now I can't find it this morning, I must have dropped it or something. I hope it's there somewhere. So instead, I'll show a quilt I did last year as a swap with Darlene, we swapped the 9patches until we had enough to make a lap quilt. Darlene can you spot the blocks you made? When I showed it last year the quilting wasn't done. I love this quilt and I had a wonderful time making all those 3" blocks. I use this quilt for my occasional naps.
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I did some stitching this week, a finish for Feb free BOM (link is in my side bar). I think this will be a very sweet little quilt, I'm looking forward to March block coming soon.

I'm going to a retreat next weekend, so I'll need to get ready for that. I've decided not to bring too many projects this time and instead focus on one or two quilts I have in progress and maybe I'll come home with something finished....woohoo.

30 comments:

GARI said...

I love 3" 9 patches. My first quilt project was a vest that had 3" 9 patches. Not knowing what I was doing I fussy cut 1 1/2" squares with flowers in the center. They came out great and I later learned that I had done it the hard way. I have also learned that we sometimes have to take a vacation, even from quilting.

Quilt Hollow said...

Both quilt and stitchery are to my liking! Am I going to be jealous when I see this stitchery quilt finished? Should I have started that one too? Hmmmm

Libby said...

I am in love with your 9 patch quilt. 9 patches are such fun, but the red makes it simply stunning *s*

Karen said...

A perfect quilt for naps!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Oh boy, I love the red, what a perfect nap quilt. your stitchery is very nice. I love seeing the simplicity of it.

KSedlak said...

What a beautiful quilting for napping
The red really makes the nine-patch blocks pop.
I'm so glad your feeling better and getting ready for a retreat...sounds like a whole lot of fun.

Needled Mom said...

I love the red with the nine patches. It is really stunning.

Hope you find your thimble quilt.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love this! I tried to talk Darlene out of hers but it didn't fly!!! Wonder why!

Judy H. said...

Beautiful stitchery -- I've just started my 'merry' block. I hope your thimble quilt turns up soon!

Stina said...

oh..you are up to date with block 2... have to start mine... :o) and I just love your ninepatches quilt... love that block...:o)

Carol said...

I love your quilt and your stitchery is wonderful...have tons of fun at your retreat!

Carrie P. said...

Your quilt is lovely. Nine patch quilts always come out great. I love your background fabric on your Merry block. Have fun on the retreat.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Such a beautiful quilt Wendy - I think scrappy quilts are so yummy - I just love all the colors and to have blocks from a special friend in the quilt makes it that much more special. Your stitchery block is very sweet.

Hugs - karen

ale balanzario said...

You made a beautiful nap quilt, love the colors, great job, your stitchery block is very nice !!

Ale.

Anne said...

Love, love, love that darling 9-patch quilt. The color of the alternate blocks just sets them off so nicely. Good job on the Gail Pan stichery too.

Donna said...

I love you nine patch quilt. I would never have thought to use red for the background, but it is just beautiful! The stitchery is lovely also. Have a great time at the retreat!

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oooh love the quilt & the stitchery. So very pretty & classic.

Judy said...

Oh another thing I have to finish!! And the rail fences!! I have all my 9 patches from my swap with Carol. I have plenty of that red and I just might use it...although I wanted mine to be different too. I'll have to see what I can find that might work too. But I do like that red....hummm.

I'm almost done with my tiny Merry stitchery

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that quilt!!! It's sooo pretty. Nice stitchery too. That background fabric is awesome.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh, I LOVE that quilt! I think 9-patches are my all time favorite!

Michelle said...

I love your 9patch quilt. That is my favorite block/quilt! I have a box full waiting for me to put them together...one day!

Darlene said...

Oh my goodness look at your quilt! I'd forgotten that yours is quilted and being enjoyed. Mine? Oh, I pieced the backing recently so I probably should consider quilting it soon. That quilt holds wonderful memories for me. Sigh!

Catherine said...

I love the 9 patch quilt...I love red quilts very bold and strikingI Have a great time at you Retreat and I hope you have a finish!! Cathy

julieQ said...

Your quilt is just gorgeous, and a treasured reminder of that swap and friendship! Love it!

Sweet P said...

The 9-patch quilt is gorgeous. Your Merry stitchery looks great too!

Carole said...

That quilt really turned out sweet! I've got to make me one of those! Hope the week ahead is more relax for you! Hugs!

Janet said...

What a lovely quilt. I just love 9 patch quilts. I hope you enjoy many cozy naps under it :0)

Kathie said...

ok, I just love that nine patch quilt...LOVE It
the red was a perfect choice for the alternate block...
is it a solid red???
when you get tired of this one just send it my way
I would give it a happy home!
Kathie

Christine said...

The nine patch quilt is wonderful. I love it with the red squares. I'm enjoying Gail's BOM too. You block is lovely.

bingo~bonnie said...

I la,la,LOVE your mini 9-patch quilt!!! All last year I hosted a swap of these little cuties and have hundreds of them. We swapped each quarter an assigned color theme... and so I have a whole assortment.

Red is my favorite color and your quilt just sings to me! Now I know what is on my shopping list... the perfect red fabric to use for alternating blocks.

Do you mind if I share your blog and photo of this quilt with all of my mini swappers? We love to share ideas of inspriation with one another as these little blocks are so versitle in how they can be used.

Also I love your Christmas Wish stitchery blocks - I jsut recently started mine and only have 3 done.. and have to say your threads are beautiful! Can't wait to see what fabrics you add to your blocks to set them together.

Glad to have found your blog! Love from Texas! ~bonnie