Monday, January 28, 2013

Quilters Math


UFO + (time & inspiration) = 1st finish of 2013

 Particulars - Pattern is Disappearing 9 Patch. Setting triangles were involved, but worth it. I over cut the triangles so there is an extra 1/4" between the corner block and the stop border. I like to think that gives the center a bit of breathing room.  Stop border finished at 1.5 "  Stripped border is labor intensive, uses a lot of thread, but was worth it as well. It will be trimmed to approx 6" after it's quilted.  78.5" x 85" Binding will be the purple I used for the stop border.
whoohhooo!  Time to make the binding and backing, and hang it in the closet for machine quilting.

Sharon

7 comments:

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Stunning! I love the dark border...great looking quilt!

Barb said...

congratulations and I love your Math descriptions.
The piano key borders is so great on this quilt!

Janet O. said...

I like to make the setting triangles so that the design "floats" a bit. Gives me a little breathing room when I sew on the borders so I'm not chopping off points. : )
This is a beauty. I didn't realize it had begun life as a 9-patch!

Nicole said...

That is just beautiful. I once made a quilt with a similar feel, all in purples and greens. I think it is one of my favorite quilts ever!

Louise said...

Looking good Sharon. Even though I voted for the dark, I was getting worried about it but now that I see it in place i think it works!
Good job...

Nifty Quilts said...

Congratulations!! It's beautiful.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

It's FABULOUS Sharon!! Oh My, I just can't stop looking at it!!

Oh yes, I think the time was soooo right for this one!!

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