Nancy’s Nine Patch

I finally started quilting my Aunt’s nine patch that I’ve been putting off. I usually quilt several tops for her each year and this is the last one I’ve got waiting to do for her. I got it loaded over a week ago but I wanted to piece my Autumn quilt so I hadn’t started the quilting yet.

I also cut the fabric for the borders on the Autumn quilt. JudyL suggested purple but I don’t have a shade that will work. I do have a pretty autumn red with leaves that I’ll use and in between a narrow inner and a wide outer border of the red fabric, I’m going to piece a scrappy gold one with leftovers from my fat quarters.

I was out running errands this afternoon and decided to go to the yarn store. I wanted to buy more yarn to make a matching scarf for the blue/green hat I made the other day. I ended up buying yarn for a shawl, a hat, and the scarf.

I just donated two boxes of yarn that I wanted to get rid of before my move and I need to make sure I don’t buy more yarn than I’m actually going to use. I also shipped off two hats and a scarf to my Mom. The blue hat is not nearly that bright in person – the camera flash is to blame I guess.

12 Responses to “Nancy’s Nine Patch”

  • Norma:

    I love the design you are quilting on the nine patch in the alternating blocks. Is that freehand?

    Nice job of the hats and scarf. Like you, I donated a bunch of yarn that I had not used. I am resisting buying more.

  • Linda_J:

    The quilting looks terrific on the quilt, Mary. Your aunt will be thrilled with it!

    I bet you found a great home for your yarn and that will be one less thing to worry about transporting before long.

    And great choice on the dress–as you said, a fall wedding–in just a couple weeks now, right?

    You might look into a Janome Jem for your small machine to keep in MN till relocation time?

  • Susan H.:

    Just now getting to catch up on blogs. Your autumn quilt blocks are eyecatching. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • Cynthia:

    can’t wait to see your Autumn quilt with borders on.
    By the way, the dress you are wearing for wedding is lovely. Hope you’ll post a photo of you wearing it.

  • Hanne:

    You are really productive Mary 🙂 The quilting on the 9 patch is cute. The hats looks nice.
    The wedding outfit is beautiful. Will we see a photo of you wearing it ?

  • Samantha:

    the quilting looks wonderful, and so do your hats!

  • cher:

    fantastic quilting Mary!

  • Bonnie:

    Your quilting is outstanding!

  • Jan Mac:

    I love your wedding outfit and also the quilting on your new quilt.

  • katelnorth:

    So, how are you going to quilt the actual nine-patches? The feather wreaths look nice in the alternate blocks…I can’t do balanced feathers to save my life!

  • Laurie:

    Love the quilting!!! It’s perfect! The dress for the wedding is AWESOME!!! Who is getting married? And where in MN are you moving to? That is my home state! I miss it! GREAT quilt stores there as well!!!

  • Susan:

    Beautiful quilting on the 9-patch. I’ve really missed seeing all these projects, since I haven’t had WiFi unless I drove someplace to get it.

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