Just the flimsy but nevertheless, a finish!
I’m not a fancy person and don’t really like a lot of frou-frou, bling and glitz so this traditional nine patch quilt is right up my alley.
About a year ago, I took part in a Civil War nine patch swap hosted by Julie.
I haven’t pieced a quilt since before we moved to Nova Scotia last December, not because I haven’t wanted to but because there was so much going on in our lives…the packing, the actual move, renovations, unpacking, tons of yard work, planting, the arrival of ‘les girls’ Rhoda, Ruby and Roxanne, Frankie the terror and my health issues.
Two weeks ago and just prior to Frankie’s unexpected arrival, I decided to pick up the nine patches and get down to business. I had everything I needed in my stash so there was no excuse.
I started the initial piecing and wanted to complete the top before my biopsy surgery but we all know what happens to ‘the best laid plans’…right?
It only took two weeks but I finally finished it this morning.
I can’t tell you how good it feels. Now I know how a lion feels when set free from it’s cage!
The quilt currently measures 84” x 72”. I’m wondering if I should add another border of either 4” or 6”, simply because I was thinking about finishing the quilt with a scalloped border. What would you do?
As for Frankie? He’s everywhere! The door to my studio has to stay closed because there’s just too much for him to get into. I can’t wait for the kitten stage to be over with!
Later on this week I’ll be sending my quilt top to Mary, longarm quilter extraordinaire who resides at Quilt Hollow, to allow her to work her magic on it. I’m hoping that it’ll be back just in time to cuddle under on those cool, crisp autumn nights.