Friday, 13 August 2010

Folks Love Squares

After doing the Chaletgirl's Block Swap of swapping 9-patch blocks (next post to come - it's finished!), I had a bit of an obsession with 9-patch blocks and just HAD to make another - this time in the rich jewel-like colours of Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks range. I had it machine basted (great idea because it keeps the quilt layers solid forever, so there is no pressure on me to quilt the thing straight away - me likey a lot!!), then I fmq'd it to my heart's content - which just means that I made a flower pattern in the centre square and then did big loops in the outer squares of each block.  A narrow edging along each side of the sashing finished it off.
Some binding found at the 11th hour in my stash was ab fab and was obviously hiding there, waiting so patiently for this quilt to be made.

 I have loved making this quilt from start to end - and I have had some pretty positive responses to it: some people have tried to take it home with them; the lady who did the machine basting loved the fabrics 'sooo much' (she must see a lot); the hubbie wants it on the bed; my girls are glad I have 'finally finished one' (they are too cheeky!) and D1 has quiltnapped it for her own bed.

It is christened:

'Folks Love Squares'

'cos they do

On a glorious winter's day in Melbourne, I tried some arty farty shots:


Mel said...

Oh I love that. It's gorgeous.

Kelly said...

I can see why people would want to quiltnap (love it!) it, I do too! Its lovely!!

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

It is just beautiful Bronwyn. The sashing really sets it off.

Lizzie said...

I love nine patches and that's a particularly nice one, gorgeous in fact. That lovely winters day couldn't have been this week I'll bet....??

creativecontroller said...

It looks fantastic and a totally different look from the block swap one.

Clair said...

I'm in love with Anna Maria's fabrics at the moment so this quilt made me drool disgustingly. Good job I've always got tissues to hand.
Most impressed with the "arty" photo's too!

Cathy said...

Oh Bronwyn, this quilt is divine, I'm not surprised everyone wants a piece of it. I love the arty farty shots...fabulous! When did you find a nice day like this in Melbourne?!!! xo