Saturday, 4 July 2009

Can you see it ??


Binding that is..... Yes an actual finished quilt. I have so many UFO's it's nice to get one done. Although this isn't an actual UFO as I didn't start it that long ago.




You may remember I had a little fun with these blocks - getting mixed up towards the end. But I will make more of these sometime - once you get the hang of them they are fast and easy to make.


Here is a close-up of the border fabric. Isn't it just great ? I have always had a thing for owls and when I spotted this I had to get it. When I was quilting I stippled around the owls and trees as I wanted them to stand out a bit. I am keeping this for me. It will be a quilt to snuggle under when I'm reading. I have quite a bit of the owls left so this will be popping up in my scrappy quilts for a good while.


I recently joined Amanda Jeans quilt along where you made just one 9 patch a day. I think the total required was 70 but I decided to stop at 48. I didn't want another BIG quilt. I set them 6 by 8 and used a nice pale blue for sashing. I then pieced 528 little squares together for a border. Now that bit was boring but here is the top all done.




So many different fabrics in this - I was glad to use up a big pile of my 2.5 inch squares. It is still quite big - I'm not quilting this yet - will go in the box with the others.




Mmmm - what next ? Another UFO or something brand spanking new ?

31 comments:

Hedgehog said...

just love that owl fabric! congrats on the finish!

Tina said...

Two very fun quilts, love the scrappy stars!

Vicki W said...

Love the star quilt, especially with that cute owl fabric! The 9-patch turned out great too.

maria said...

I love the owl fabric, it's really cute. You make some great quilts.

SandyQuilts said...

Both are adorable and I don't even like owls. LOL

What is the Star pattern?

loulee said...

Love that nine patch, I plan to do something similar with the Jelly roll you gifted to me.

Bunny said...

Happy 4th, love your star quilt and your nine patch is amazing wow all those squares in the border is awesome. Great job.

Chookyblue...... said...

love the star quilt and the owls in the border are so cute........
your nine parch looks good....I am currently working on a repro swap of nine patch blocks........

go start a new quilt.........have fun.......

sewkalico said...

Both superb quilts! I love those stars!

Guðrún said...

Something new is much more interesting *LOL* The star quilt is beautiful.

Quilts And Pieces said...

A finish! A finish! I love that border fabric! How fun is that!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks great. I love the stars!!

Gail said...

Both quilts are fantastic! You should stay warm under your owls and feel that glow a finish gives you every time you sit down to read. Yours is the first of the 9-patches I've seen, very nice. I thought about joining that one but time hasn't been on my side this year so I didn't, now I wish I had.

W. Latane Barton said...

love the stars quilt with the sassy little owls around the border.

LC said...

Very nice! Glad to see a UFO completed. It seems the year for it... everyone I know is trying to beat that pile into submission!

Quilter Kathy said...

LOVE your owl quilt! Great job! Glad to hear you will be keeping it for yourself...enjoy!
You have been so busy!
That 9 patch quilt sure has a lot of piecing in it!

heather said...

Love the scrappy stars!

Sarah said...

Hey Andrea!
Totally LOVE your owl quilt! no wonder you are keeping if for yourself.... It is just gorgeous!
And, all those teeny weeny squares in that 9 patch.... whoa!
x Sarah

pascale said...

I love your quilt and the owl border fabric is great. I also have some owl fabric, but different.

Gina said...

love the owl fabric.

the 9 patch quilt is great. I love the idea of the border. It might be just what I need to clear my scrap squares drawer.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

*karendianne. said...

What a fantastic quilt with awesome borders. I agree, the owl fabric is too cute. I'm really diggin' the 9 patches, too. Who doesn't love 9 patches? Love all the fabrics. So attractive and attracting.

A Time for Stitching said...

What great progress you've made! I love the star quilt - I remember you posting about the method for this and think it's really clever. I've recently tried paper foundation piecing which I think I could get used to quite quickly. It's similar to your star method in that the result looks more complicated than it is (although I'm sure you knew that)!!!

Shawn said...

Great job! And I LOVE that owl fabric too!

Floss said...

The owl fabic is fantastic. This quilt looks great.

Lori in South Dakota said...

wow--you have your blocks together, mine are still "planning their act" as they lay in a pile. Soon. I promise!

meggie said...

I am always delighted with visits here! I LOVE Owls & recently posted some photos from a Cousin. That fabric is wonderful, & I love the stars.

quiltygal said...

so is the nine patch going to be called "The Almost Nine Patch"?? :) like my "Almost Baltimore" ...we could start a trend....write some patterns The Almost series....think it would take off....lovely qilts ...where did you get the Owls material from? so cute

Mary said...

Love them both! The stars are by far my fav though!

julieQ said...

I really like both of your quilts! I have started the nine patch too.

OzRose said...

Love the owl border fabric (and the whole quilt!) Well done, you wont need it yet to keep warm with the weather you have been having so I think you need to send it Down Under!! LOL

quiltermom2 said...

OMGOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LoVe this quilt!!! I would really love to know how you done the stars... I am making an American Flag quilt and I am stumped on the stars. Great work though on your quilts!!!