Thursday, May 30, 2013

Last of of 9's

I finally finished all the 9-patches. Everyone of them came from a recycled men's dress shirt. Here are the rest of the patches. I cut most of the other pieces for the different units. This should come together nicely once I start getting the star points on and the orange sashing. Here we go... 9-patch 8 9-patch 7 9-patch 5 9-patch 6

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

9-patch 5


9-patch 5
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Still on 9-patch blocks. This was a fun one. Purples and foresty greens.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

9 patches group 4


9 patches group 4
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Spring time! I needed some brighter colors to add to my 9-patches. My squares are looking more and more crisp. Hopefully by next weekend I will be putting this together into the 10" inch blocks. 32 blocks and counting!

Friday, May 24, 2013

9 patches group 3


9 patches group 3
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Mint Chocolat Chip nine patches. I an enjoying continuing to make 9 patches. I need to add to my collection of men's shirt, so I can continue with the variety of patchwork. I'm a little over half way with the number of patches that I need. Once I finish the 9 patches I will add the rest of the units to make the squares into the Sister's Choice blocks. I'm thinking some tans, orange or reds.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

quilty barn 6


quilty barn 6
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Sunflowers feels like sunshine. This was a fun one. A little on the tricky side. Today the 7th one came out. Maybe I can get to it on Thursday.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Kati's baby blanket


Kati's baby blanket
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
This was a really quick and fun blanket. I found a tutorial through Google. Actually, there were several, so I don't remember which one I used. Anyway a 2 1/2 yards of flannel and an hour on the machine, bam! Blanket. I also played around with a fancy stitch around the edge of where the center meets the binding. I messed up the corners, so I angled them. I think it gives it an interesting twist.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Nine Patches


nine patches
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Hmm... there seems to be a pattern... nine patches. They are fun to make and quick. Plus it makes me work on accuracy. I am working on a quilt using recycled men's shirts. Bonnie Hunter uses a lot of old shirts to make quilt just like our ancestors did at one time or another. The fabric is so incredibly soft. I can see making another quilt with some really thick batting for the winter. I have a variety of shirts, so there will be more nines...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Border Auditions

Funny as it sounds, this is a really true statrement. This is the second set that I have to try. The first was a pretty green floral that I thought would make the colors of the creams and carmels pop. Uh not !

This is much better. The plan is a smaller dark brown border as the inner, and the floral as a larger outer border. I think it will look wonderful. Perfect harmony.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Noah's quilt


Noah's quilt
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
A quilt guild friend gave me this Noah fabric last month, and I started a little baby quilt. I thought a rich, deep red with the filler background set in nine patches would be lovely against the Ark fussy cuts. I need to add a dark blue border along the edges to finish it off. I think it will be about 40 inches by 45 inches or so. Now to consider the quilting.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Then block 6


Then block 6
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
Dolly Madison Star!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cousin 52


Cousin 52
Originally uploaded by knittingkim
I am slowly working on this. It is a bit bigger then this now. The colors of the handspun range from a pale yellow to grey to several shades of blue. So far the striping is looking great. Fingers crossed it continues!