Sunday, September 19, 2010

Double Nine Patch

Just now I finished putting the rows together on my Double Nine Patch quilt top. My goodness, working with these leader and ender blocks has been a lot of fun!

This is probably as far as I'll get for a little while. I need to decide on the perfect inner border fabric for it, and then as you'll see in the next picture, I have a little work cut out for me for the next border.

I'm just learning how to use EQ7. I have never used any of the EQ programs before, so I'm on a little bit of a steep learning curve. Despite that, I was able to draw this project up, and I've elected to do a pieced border.

Having said all that, it's my Mum's birthday really soon, so I may decide to put a more simple border on, quilt it and give it to her as a gift. I have a week to decide - and a girl just can't rush these decisions right? :-)

20 comments:

FabricandFlowers said...

Wow, lots of piecing.It sure is pretty so far. I agree about not rushing the next step. You've put so much work in. It would be a shame to not frame it with the border you want.

Susan said...

Wonderful quilt. Just the thing for a leader ender project. I always keep a leader ender project beside my machine.

Jackie said...

A terrific job with EQ! The quilt looks fantastic and will look wonderful with the pieced border.

quiltingnana said...

I have played with an older version of EQ ...still have quite a learning curve myself

Kim said...

OMGosh I love this quilt!!! Love! I just installed EQ7 last weekend, and started to play, but need to spend more time. Great job on your pattern!

tami said...

Beautiful quilt. Leaders and enders is such a great idea.
I'm on my 4th version of EQ and it gets better every release. You'll get the hang of it pretty quickly

Teresa said...

Beautiful quilt...it will look great with either the manic border or a simple one, whatever you decide!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Your quilt is lovely. Good design work!

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Your quilt turned out great! It's a beautiful quilt! I haven't got Bonnie's book(s), since they are not for sale back here in Norway yet, but I really want to try some of this ;o)
Have a great new week,
Laila

quiltmom said...

Tazzie,
I love your 9 patch quilt- very nice design that you have created.
I think quilts tell us what needs to come next - sometimes you can't rush the process. Suddenly you will find the perfect way to finish it.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks to Barbara Cline and your post about the Starstruck Quilts book- I was so surprised when you and she drew my name for the Patchwork Plus gift certificate.
They have some really lovely fabrics- it will be hard to choose.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love it!

Elaine Adair said...

My goodness - sure points out that sometimes the simplest of designs make the prettiest quilts. It is LOVELY!

LC said...

This is so yummy, nice colors, lively design. I'm with the others that say a good border is worth the wait/work. Maybe give your mum a photo and a promise? I'd be happy with that, if it were me!!

Vickie said...

wow girl great job and congrats on getting into the EQ alas mine is still sitting here unopened-must get myself into the right frame of mind,cheers Vickie

Raewyn said...

Your double 9-patch is beautiful - you've done a great job on it! That EQ programme looks very handy and helpful in the decision making process. I love leaders and enders too - cant sew without them!!

Ila said...

Fabulous quilt! EQ7 is on my list of things to learn this year. Are you teaching yourself, or are you using tutorials?

Clair said...

That quilt's quite lovely...I love how it makes te eye move across it.

Shasta said...

It is coming along quite nicely. A checkerboard border would really make it sing - even more than it does now!

Violette Severin said...

I love all types of the 9 patch block. I haven't used EQ yet but am looking forward to getting it soon.,

Michelle said...

Those colors are great together!

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