Friday, October 27, 2006

If you don't have a quilt of your own to show....


then show someone else's ( with permission of course).

I go to a small quilting group every second Tuesday afternoon. Small ? Well there are three of us. We talk about anything and everything, do a lot of planning and fix the world's problems. Maybe we just fix our quilting problems. The time before last I turned up with my new copy of the Quilter's Newsletter Magazine's Quilt It, More Nine Patch Favorites. My friend, Dianne, pounced on it and suddenly remembered that she had a number of nine patch blocks which she received as part of a swap last year,which were sitting in her cupboard. So using two of the patterns from the book this is what she came up with. All the nine patch blocks are from the swap - she just added the extra setting squares.This was a quilt she hadn't even planned on making and a week later this top is what she has - isn't it fabulous? I think I would have been so discouraged by the variety of colours that I would have given up. ( If you have the magazine you can see where her ideas came from. The setting is from Garden Party. It is much scrappier but you can see where the diamond is formed. The diamond border comes from another pattern On the Edge. I have to admit that I tend to think that nine patches are fairly boring but this has inspired me.


Here is another of Dianne's quilts. I was prompted to put this one on because of the squares that Jenni had posted that she had bought at the craft show. I thought these were the same blocks but I can see that they are similar, not the same. All the fabric is Japanese and it is another great quilt. Needless to say my my friend Dianne is much better at finishing things than I am.

7 comments:

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Great quilts. Thanks for posting the Japanese one - it is a great way to use the animal squares. I think Diane needs a blog! She did come to visit mine the other day.

Anonymous said...

The nine patch is wonderful. Our local quilt shop has a quilt from that issue of Quilt It displayed and it is lovely. I've got to get that issue. Thanks for sharing.

Bea said...

Thanks for changing this amazing quilts with us. Love the colours from the nine patch - Greetings to Dianne from an unknown quilter :-)

Hedgehog said...

I love that nine patch!

Anonymous said...

Me too ! This nine patch is wonderful, very luminous !

Susan said...

I love those! One of these days, I'll have to put mine together, but I don't think that it will be that pretty!

Shelina said...

I really like that nine patch setting. Nine patches do seem so boring, but it is amazing the number of things they can do.