Sunday, 7 February 2016

Green and white nine patch - Sunday leftovers

It's no secret that I really didn't like Bonnie Hunter's Grand Illusion Quilt.  Not my style at all.  I stitched my own vague design up, which is okay and I'll show you over here:

I had all of these green/white segments left over.  I couldn't think of anything to do with them, and they sat there mocking me, a big fat waste of lovely, lovely greens.  

So I did a very boring thing and stitched them into a basic nine patch.

I know, I know.  It's boring.  But I can see the plain white squares heavily quilted in a wreath or circle design, and I think the simplicity will help in that.

At least it's done, off my table and not bugging me.

Hope your weekend is going well!  I'm feeling better, just a stupid dumb headcold that lingers and lingers.  Nothing too awful, just messy and annoying and it's making me Very Grumpy.  Which isn't pleasant for anyone around.

Anyhow.  Hopefully it'll pass soon!

See you next time!


  1. You will love this when your quilting ideas are put onto the quilt. Sounds like the perfect plan. I agree, the Grand Illusion was way too busy. Hope your cold is gone soon!

  2. I love it! some time simple is good. What size squares?

  3. I'm going to have to disagree ... a nine patch is classic and with some fancy quilting in the plain squares quite beautiful. I'm sure that I'm not the only knew who'd be willing to take it off your hands if you really don't like it. 😉

  4. Nothing green could ever be boring. I love single nine patch quilts, especially with alternating plain blocks that give so much room for quilting motifs. It's a lovely quilt top!