Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Another Finish - "Times Nine"
While resting my back last week, I hand quilted a 12" block that has been waiting to be finished for almost 4 years. It was in a blog post I wrote in January 2012.
The block is called "Times Nine" and was in the 100 Quilts magazine volume #4. The pattern is by Jo Morton so I used some reproduction prints to make the blocks. I was drawn to making this pattern because I like how each of the 9 blocks look different depending on the placement of the light, medium and dark values.
Once the blocks were together, it waited. I pondered adding a border for a while, and then it drifted into the UFO closet due to lack of a decision. But when looking around for something to work on last week, I rediscovered it, chided myself for it's UFO status, and went to work to remedy that.
Every single seam on this block was hand quilted. Maybe a bit of "overkill" on the quilting? But I just love the texture that all this quilting gives. And the amazing thing about hand quilting is that no matter how many stitches you put into it, the quilt does not become stiff like it sometimes does with dense machine quilting.
I even found a Jo Morton fabric in my stash that was perfect for the binding!
And now it's a finished quilt ready to be enjoyed!