It's great to look back at quilts of days gone by. I recently took some time to refold and reorganize my stack of quilts that reside in my spare room. After looking at a few of them, I decided to snap a few pictures of this one and blog about it.
This is a Blooming' 9 Patch and it came to fruition after my first visit to Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. I went with a non quilter and after we were on quilt overload, we headed out of town to find our car parked way down the road into Sisters. I stopped to take a final glace at the town, and saw a Blooming 9 patch done up in blues. I was drawn to it like a magnet.
After pondering how this was put together, another viewer pointed out the corner and showed me how it was pieced. I was captivated by this organized chaos. We continued to our car, and headed back to the I-5 via Salem. That required a stop at Greenbaums. The doors were being locked as the last few customers left and I was 1/2 way down the block when my gf mentioned she saw the book that this blue quilt was in. I hurried back, knocked on the door and made my final purchase of the day.
I love this quilt, although I don't decorate with pink and am not really drawn to this color. Now that it's been many years, I looked at this with different eyes last week. I love how I made it go from light to dark and back to medium values, that was not planned. Here's where I would change it up, I used a gingham check after the center toile, and it lacks the movement of the rest of the fabrics. That's truly the only change I would make after all these years.
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