Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Double Nine Patch Quilt

I bought the kit for this quilt over three years ago from a quilt shop in Kansas. I pieced it shortly after getting it but then it sat unfinished for quite sometime. About a year ago, I decided to finish it and got the top, batting, and backing all pinned together and ready to be quilted. Unfortunately, the actual quilting is my least favorite part of quilt making (mostly because I really don’t have the right sewing machine for the task, especially on a quilt this large) and so it sat for another while just waiting to be quilted. I gradually quilted a little at time and finally finished the last bit of quilting and started binding it yesterday. Today, I finished the binding and am so relieved to have finally finished my quilt.
This is the first quilt  that I have made just for ME and maybe that is part of the reason why it took so long. Every time I thought of a project for someone else, it would get put on the back burner and forgotten. 
It is a reproduction of a vintage quilt that belongs to the quilt shop where I bought the kit. While I love all the modern quilt patterns and fabrics that are available today, I really appreciate quilts that have a story and some history behind them. I don’t know if it gets cold enough in Florida to use it much, but I sure like looking at it.


  1. That is beautiful! I'm a big fan of the simple quilts with some history as well. Not that making that was simple. What size is it?

  2. Thanks Rach! I think it is technically a queen size quilt, but it is not long enough to cover the mattress on the sides so I think it would fit a full size better. I keep it folded at the foot of my bed and use it when I get cold at night, which is rare here in Florida, but I still like having it there to look at :)