In spite of the weather.
It was another rainy weekend here in paradise which put the start of our fall outdoor clean up on hold until the sunny, dry weather returns. But you don’t hear me complaining now, do you? *wink* In actual fact, it was a perfect weekend to stay indoors to put the finishing touches on my Civil War nine patch quilt.
Remember this? Just in case you don’t, you may read about it HERE.
I received a phone call on Thursday evening to say that my quilt was ready to be picked up.
My original plan was to send my quilt to Mary at Quilt Hollow but plans had to change because the cost of return shipping from Nova Scotia to North Carolina was astronomical. The gals from my guild recommended Donna, a local gal, who is a professional longarm quilter. Thanks for the wonderful job, Donna!
The colors of the quilt are much warmer than they appear and the photos don’t do the quilt justice because today is another day without sunshine.
I had initially planned to do a scallop or wave border but when Mr. Painted Quilt saw it, he asked me to leave it just as it is. He hardly ever voices or offers an opinion on anything that I make but this quilt really caught his eye and I couldn’t find it in my heart to override his wishes. So I went with a straight border and I’m not unhappy with the way it looks now that it’s finished.
I’ve always wanted to make a scrappy nine patch quilt and this one is even more special because each block is made by someone different who took part in the same Civil War nine patch swap that I did. Thanks again for hosting, Julie!
To take the photographs, I just laid the quilt down on our bed over our everyday quilt. When I flipped up a corner in order to show you the backing, this lump appeared. Any guesses as to
what who it is?
Frankie, of course!
And just this morning I made and sewed on the label. The finished quilt measures 91” x 81”.
Now I can officially call it a FINISH!