Blooming Nine Patch: Done!

Finished!  I like using the extra nine patches as the border – perhaps I could have done another solid border, but since I don’t have an immediate purpose for this quilt I didn’t want to add extra fabric to it that wouldn’t suit some imaginary future purpose.

B9P Finish

I will say that it did drive me a bit nuts that the width was such that it took 12 blocks for the border one way, and 14 2/3rds of a block for the other way. Having an even number of blocks meant that it’s not quite centered the way I want. Alas.

I straight line quilted it after 3 false starts to FMQ it (that’s the universe taunting me for giving a lecture on how to FMQ to the AMQG and talking about it in the podcast). Those nine patches have sooooo many seams and my thread and needle was just not having it.

The back is incredibly scrappy (as is the binding). I used the rest of the nine patches and then whatever large pieces I had in addition. I like this fabric line, but I’m glad to not have it sitting in my stash asking me to be used for something.

B9P Back

10 Replies to “Blooming Nine Patch: Done!”

  1. I love the front of this quilt! I think the border is perfect. I’m still thinking about the back- my favorite part is the nine-patches you included. A very happy quilt!

  2. Oh, your blooming 9-patch looks gorgeous. I am busy working on one now (well, taking a break and reading your post). I love your border – what a cute idea. Nice job.

  3. I love how you ended the blooming part in white, and put those nine patches for the border. This is the first quilt that I actually like how the outside edges look!!! Bookmarking this one for when I make mine. Thanks for the great idea.

  4. I love this quilt. The colors are wonderful and you made the nine patches work perfectly. Great job. Dont have immediate plans for it? It would look great in my living room. Just kidding. Keep up the fabulous work.

  5. This is just gorgeous Pam!! You’ve inspired me to dust off my own Blooming 9 Patch top that’s been sitting in my WIP pile for several years now and get it done.

    I also love the “scrappy” back, great way of using up the remainders!

    Tanesha (CraftyGardenMom blog and podcast)

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