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.  

3 comments:

  1. It looks great

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

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  2. 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.

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

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