Thursday, August 26, 2010

Split Nine Patch Finish

Many moons ago, Jane (of Jane's Fabrics) hosted a swap. We were to make (25) Nine Patches out of red and blue, then cut them down the middle each direction= 100 Split Nine Patch blocks.
We mailed our 100 blocks to Jane, who in turn mailed back 100 different blocks.
It took me a while to put the quilt together, and even longer to finally get it quilted.

Better late than never.
I now have a finish on my Red and Blue Split Nine Patch quilt.

Binding is complete.

One of the motivations to get this quilt finished was a request by my daughter Amy, who said she would love this quilt for our grandson.
The grandma in me jumped to attention.

I chose "honeybuns" as the overall quilted pattern. I've had several quilts done with this motif and they always turn out well.

Amy: Your quilt is now all boxed up and ready to be mailed to Phoenix.
Love you!

26 comments:

Jacque. said...

ohmygosh, what a beautiful quilt...and a great idea for a swap! A great way to get so many varied fabrics/nine patches. Love the disappearing nine patch pattern, anyway, and this makes it all the more fun! YAY for you to have finished this!

luv2quilt2 said...

Looks great!! I was in that swap, and have mine as far as making them into blocks. It is such a cheery quilt.

Carol said...

Nedra it is absolutely wonderful! LOVE it! It's incredibly HAPPY!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow, that turned out so awesome! I still have not tackled my red and aqua project from Jane's swap, but this has given me inspiration! Maybe I'll move it higher on my list of things to do!

MGM

karenfae said...

amazing when the word "grandchild" is mentioned that a lot of grandmas hop to attention!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cathy said...

This is a beautiful quilt Nedra. I love these colours together and that quilting pattern lives up to its name! I'm sure your grandson will love snuggling up under this one xo

Needled Mom said...

It looks great!!! I found my blocks in there. I still haven't finished mine yet either.

Char said...

Beautiful quilt! I'm working on a split nine patch table runner now.

Jana said...

I still need to get mine to the quilter's so guess I am ever farther behind than you were! Love the honeybun pattern...will have to suggest it to my own quilter when I finally do take the quilt in to have her quilt it!

Material Mary said...

This turned out quite lovely!! Love the red and blue--the quilt pattern is great..I use something similar, it is the Kim Diehl circle thing and I love love love it.
Mary

Chartreuse Moose said...

I'm falling in love with this pattern...looks like a great stash buster! So pretty when done too!

Kim Walus said...

I must pull this one out and get to it. I can't believe I'm so slow at this. I'm use to being fast. Oh well, I'll get it done eventually. lol.

Rae Ann said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful Nedra. I love it and bet it felt good to have it finished!

Brenda said...

That is a great quilt, what a great idea for a swap.

Jackie said...

Beautiful finish!! I remember this swap with Jane! Terrific quilting too. I love doing the honeybuns pattern too on quilts. You are right always a nice result. She will love it!

Lori Holt said...

Nedra...
can i be your grandson?...lol
i LOVE it:)
x
lori

Caro said...

What a beautiful quilt and I love the blue tones you chose. Your grandson will love it.

Linda said...

Thanks you Nedra. I love your blog. Your projects inspire me.

Truffle queen said...

Just yesterday I pulled out the bag full of the squares from Jane's swap! Guess I need to get busy! Love the honeybun quilt pattern! I could get my UFO list down to under 80!!

Micki said...

What a beautiful quilt...very patriotic looking!
Micki

amy smart said...

This quilt turned out so great! I bet it was so much fun to see all the different fabrics you got back. I love the finished result.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you did it, you did it!! I am quilting mine as we speak. Funny how we would do anything for our children and granchildren!! It looks amazing!!

Stephanie said...

Love the swirly quilting design. This is a really fun and happy quilt.

girlsmama said...

I did this swap too! I have the blocks in a box because it seemed to overwhelming for me. I tend to be a little matchy, matchy, and there were way to many shades of red and teal for me. After seeing yours, I'm gonna do it this week! It looks great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is delicious looking, like it would be sweet to taste and tart at the same time. Yummy quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's fabulous...congratulations on a great finish!