Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's only been a decade

Actually it's been 11 years since I first started making nine patches for this quilt. You can read the entire sad story in my original post, Artificial Prairie Nine Patch. Finally, yesterday! I finished the binding. My joy and utter triumph was momentally deflated when I realized I had forgotten to make and attach a label. Oh well, I can add that some night this week.
It's queen sized, I machine pieced and quilted it--including the fried egg flower applique in the borders. I backed it with red toile and bound it with green sating binding that doesn't match the backing but looks incredible from the front. Alas, it is too small for my now king sized bed but I love it so I'm keeping it and using it anyway! It is all cotton (batting too) except for one nine patch which has yellow satin in it. The satin binding was for my hubby Tony, who love, love, loves satin anything.


  1. Gorgeous, Des! And no small triumph to finish a quilt you started when you were 12 (do you know how many people don't even know what a quilt is when they are 12?)


  2. That is very very pretty. I love all the applique around the edges. And the toile backing wow.
    To believe you handmade the satin binding. Just crazy but awesome!
    Great job!!

  3. very very pretty! congrats on the finish!

  4. I Love the quilt! and it looks to me like you can still use it, it's Great!


  5. Des, as usual it's beautiful. On your label I would put how old you were when you started it too. I think it's great that you finished it with the aplique boarder. Something old, (the nine patches) and something new, the aplique! Just goes to remind us that the 9 patch can make a beautiful quilt.