Friday, September 11, 2009

More quilting on the D9P

I am watching CNN today and remembering that disastrous day 8 years ago on 9/11. Although I did not know anyone who died, and live in a different country than the one in which this tragedy occurred, I was deeply affected by it.  It was one of those life changing days that I will never forget and it was the topic of my first real blog post 3 years ago. Click here to read it. 
Today I will be quilting my way back to peace and serenity, as I have tried to do every day since then.  Here are some photos from quilting my disappearing 9 patch. I always start quilting with a stabilizing grid in the seams of the blocks and then I quilted a wavy line over those seams...I have no idea why, but it was fun. 
Then I got the crazy idea to make circles in the connecting corner blocks. As soon as this idea came to my mind, I was annoyed because I knew I would do it, and it wouldn't be fun, and I knew it would take a long time!  I proceeded to make a quilting pattern using my very fancy design tools - a CD, 2 sizes of dinner plates, and a jam jar lid! I quilted this design in the 7 connecting corner blocks and this is how it looked when it was done. 
While I was working on those blocks, I was thinking about what I might like to do with the border, which is one of my favorite parts of making a quilt. The end is in site, it's the last step before binding, and it's your last chance to add something special to the quilt.  


Gina said...

It looks great

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Bonnie said...

Kathy -- do you quilt on a domestic sewing machine? Your circles look great. Far better than I could do! The double 9 patch looks great.

Jean said...

This is awesome...your quilting is wonderful!!!! Great job.