Wednesday, September 13, 2006

In the last couple of days, Patti shared some of her miniature quilts and Darlene showed a quilt made with tiny little 9-patches. Those posts reminded me of this quilt I made a few years back. I believe it is a Jo Morton pattern that was in American Patchwork and Quilting. The small 9-patches are 2" finished. I made it the very day the magazine came in the mail -- just pulled fabrics right off the shelf. When the pieces are so small it doesn't take much. The colors have a fall flare to them, but this quilt stays on display almost all year long.
I'm working on completing a couple of things that have been hanging over my head. Hopefully by the next post, I will have some newer work to share. Posted by Picasa

14 comments:

Screen Door said...

I like that you put it next to the watering cans. It gives me a perspective to the size. I guess I always think BIG, cause things always appear larger than they are. Your quilt looks antique - It's a complement, maybe vintage is a better word. But I like quilts that look older than they are. Are you holding the TV remote at home?

Melanie

Patti said...

It's a marvelous quilt Libby! I just love everything Jo Morton does. You've got it displayed so nicely with the old watering cans and window frame on the wooden wall. What room is this? I'd love to see more pictures of your decorating.

Carol said...

I just love your little quilt. All quilts Jo Morton are wonderful. She does such great little quilts. Do show us more of your decorating...it is great!

Sweet P said...

I like yours. I just made my first mini quilt this weekend. It's posted on my blog. The 9 patches were 2 inches too. The HSTs around the border were 1.5 inches. I can't wait to make another one.

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

It's darling, Libby. I love it and I bet it looks wonderful in your home!

Linda_J said...

Libby it looks like a terrific arrangement there with the water cans. Itty, bitty pieces---whew!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I love it. So cute.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Very cute! Love the colors...and your display was so pretty in your picture :O)...

Finn said...

Hi Libby, it's your old library buddy..LOL I do love the quilt..it look vintage but also spontanious..and that is great!!
As always, I love the stuff you photograph against your fence. You put such interesting "stuff" out there..LOL Everyone is dying to "see more" of that room...LOL
Big hugs my friend, Finn

Fiona said...

I love the way you have displayed your quilt - and the quilt itself of course!

Cynthia said...

i can't believe how tiny those 9 patches are. I haven't made anything that small. But i am hoping to soon as i have a small dolls pram that i want to make one for and buy a doll to go with it.

KCQuilter said...

Love that quilt and I remember when it was in the magazine!!! I have so much Jo Morton fabric I could start a shop LOL! I am a huge fan of her designs. Great job.

Judy said...

Wow Wee! What size did you cut the strips?? I'm trying to think what insane amount equals 2" all together, Yikes!

Small but beautiful!!

Dawn said...

Oh Libby! I LOVE that mini 9 patch! The colors are so me! And what a great quilt! Love your back yard also. I"m thinking I might have to do a mini 9 patch like that!