Sunday, May 17, 2009

Revisiting an Old Favourite

This morning I had some visitors and an opportunity to revisit some of my older quilts.

Some favourite scrap quilts came out of the cupboard, and as I was getting ready to put them away later on, I paused and ran my hands over the fabrics.

I just love this quilt - the nine patches are made from scraps belonging to both myself and my wonderful friend Linda who lives in San Jose. There are memories in all those fabrics - from the quilts they first appeared in, and all the quilts that followed.

This quilt is based on one of Bonnie's leader and ender projects - the Zig Zag Nine Patch. Aren't we all so very lucky to have Bonnie in our lives - she is just so generous with her free patterns.

13 comments:

Nana Time said...

I love that quilt and Bonnie as well.

I don't respond often but I read every post.

Keep it up; you are inspiring me girl!

Karen said...

My mother made a scrap quilt years ago with left overs from dresses, etc. I loved the one piece because it had little brown foxes on it. I remember exactly what the dress looked like that she had made for herself from the fabric. I was always intrigued by the little foxes. They looked sort of like the fox in Little Red Riding Hood.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It looks wonderful! I love anything that can use up a few scraps....the pattern is very effective!

Shasta Matova said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and you are right about Bonnie. Love the quilting design on this.

Elsie Montgomery said...

Lovely. Bonnie is a blessing, and so are you. This quilt just gave me an idea for something I'm working on...!

Unknown said...

That is beautiful! Scrap fabrics are my favorite! I make a lot of scrap quilts!

Love that pattern! Very nice job on the quilting!
Kristie

Unknown said...

Giggle, that last comment was from me, my son was signed in! sorry!
Kristie

Mary Johnson said...

This is gorgeous! I just love scrappy quilts!

AnnieO said...

It's surprising what memories get triggered sometimes when looking at your scraps! Bonnie's zig zag 9 patch is on my list and have about 3/4 of the nine patches collected--many came from a block swap. I even already bought the tan I want to use for the setting squares and triangles. I think I will bump this up to "NEXT" after the four major projects I am in different stages of now. Thanks for sharing.

ForestJane said...

I do that too, the petting of fabric. :)

This one is also on my list of quilts to make. Aw, heck, I gotta admit, my list of quilts to make is the whole sidebar of Bonnie's site!

Linda from San Jose! said...

OK that is a great scrap quilt. I am going to start mine this week. Hugs!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! This quilt is now on my to do list! I also have two more of Bonnie's on the list, and several that I've already made. Thanks for showing me this one because it is very inspiring.

Hugs, M

Saska said...

I also love this quilt...but scrappy and Bonnie just kinda go together don't they. Yes, we are lucky to have Bonnie in our lives!

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