Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Antique 9-patch

Maxine had me quilt this antique 9-patch quilt that her mother had made loooong ago, most likely out of her old clothing.  Maxine added the 3 outer borders to make it bigger. 
I had some issues with the blocks ballooning, so I realised that when quilting them, I needed to somehow spiral my way around the outside and work my way to the middle in order to keep it from puckering.  So this rose design was what I ended up doing.  It worked out pretty well!
I like a feathered border! 
I'm so glad that this quilt is finally finished and can be used and appreciated, and not spend another year in a closet!


Shannon Mower said...

What a beautiful quilt. I especially like your very well balanced feathered border.

Anonymous said...

Love the simplicity of this quilt - and your quilting too, of course!
~ mom