Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blooming Nine Patch




This quilt was my first very detailed quilt with lots of cutting and small piecing. My mom and I picked out the fabric at Designing Memories in West Memphis, AR. We went back and forth between blues, purples and turquoises, and I think it turned out great! It reminds me of the bottom of a swimming pool. The back is a blue and orange pebble pattern. I have a tendency to use crazy backing that doesn't exactly match the front.



29 comments:

  1. Wow, I love the colors and it is amazing.

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  2. it's a very pretty quilt! i love that you don't exactly match the back of the quilt to the front. i hope to have the courage to try that out someday.

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  3. Those colors are beautiful! Its always fun to find a fabric you love and put it on the back...makes it seem like two separate quilts...or one great quilt with a happy surprise!

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  4. Great blue! It looks like a deep sea...

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  5. Welcome to blogland Laurena!
    I always wanted to try a "Blooming
    nine-patch". Beautiful! They're just
    my colors too.
    Lin

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  6. I love the effect, so relaxing.

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  7. I really like it, very zen, and blue is so calming ot me.

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  8. Beautiful! I love the wash of the colors! Wish you had a picture of the back to show us! :) I'd love to see your crazy blue and orange!

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  9. lovely blues! A wishing pool...

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  10. Thank you everyone! I added a picture of the backing! I hope you like it!

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  11. Wow--maybe someday. Pretty colors and the design is striking.

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  12. Lauren, welcome to blogland. I'm a newbie too. It's a lot of fun, isn't it? I love your quilt!!! You are right....it looks like the bottom of a beautiful, refreshing, welcoming swimming pool. The back too somehow reminds me of a pool even though it is different from the front. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Hey Lauren! Thanks for posting the pic! I love the back! I'm a big fan of using fun & quirky fabrics on the back of quilts. :)

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  14. It does look like the bottom of a swimming pool! How clever. I love the colors and the binding is perfect! Thanks for sharing this.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors and the subtle gradient.

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  16. il ne reste plus qu'a plonger dans cet océan de bleu

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  17. I love the effect - like looking up at the sky from the bottom of a lake...

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  18. Like floating and looking down, so relaxing....

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  19. What a pretty quilt! It does look like the bottom of a pool--how cool. (Cool as in creative, and cool as in cool colors.)

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  20. Beautiful colors. I love how they all blend together.

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  21. What a pretty Blooming 9 patch- I can see why it reminds you of water.
    Quilting allows one to express themselves in lots of different ways- backings is just one way to do so. There really are no rules about lots of things in quiltings - just preferences and choices.
    Enjoy your quilting journey and welcome to blogging. It is a wonderful place to meet other quilters , learn some new techniques and be inspired by others.
    Warmest regards,
    Anna

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  22. This is sooo gorgeous!! You are so right about the pool. Love it!

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  23. What a beautiful quilt. I love the colours.

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  24. My sister in love made this same quilt. I blogged about it about a week ago. It is such a beautiful quilt. And I love your colors.

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  25. Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, great fabric, great design. You did a fantastic job. I love it.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  26. Replies
    1. It's from the book Tradition with a Twist.

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