Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Betsy's great celebration nine patch exchange hired man's quilt!!

HI Y'all...


Pretty big title there, huh?? I had every intention of making this quilt a little smaller, but as I put patches together...bigger was better. These are 6 inch nine patches, exchanged last year to celebrate getting my CCRN certification, as you may recall. Betsy Chutchian made the original quilt, inspired by her great great grandmother's quilts....her quilt had no borders, and so mine won't either. This one will be quilted with baptist fans quilted in pearl cotton, as soon as I can figure out how to mark them...is there such a thing as white wash-out marker? I was thinking of using slivers of soap...pretty old fashioned, huh?

I want you to know...these nine patches mean so very much to me. Thank you to everyone who exchanged with me...these are very special.



Have a super day! I am cleaning house today, the kids are coming home to visit...yahoo!!!


Julie

39 comments:

Anne Heidi said...

Oh the quilt top is beautiful! Thank you so much for the Quilt Shop addresses- I am printing them out to send them with Miss K. to Dallas :-)

*karendianne. said...

What a beautiful quilt, Julie. Perfect without the borders.

Texan said...

I Love it!!!! It does look old timey, scrappy is always my favorite look for a quilt!

Angie said...

It's another gorgeous quilt, Julie!

Anonymous said...

Julie - it's beautiful! The colors are gorgeous!

Denise in PA
dlwharp@yahoo.com

Janet O. said...

Love your scrappy quilts, and this is a vintage-looking gem!

Loris said...

Gorgeous! I have a white mechanical pen from Bolin that works pretty well. But soap is so easy and cheep :-) I still like it when I don't need too much precision.

Carol said...

It is fabulous! Just wonderful!!! Love it!

Heartsdesire said...

A beautiful quilt, Julie. And great without borders. I'm not a fan of borders. I never seem to be able to cut them without some kind of wow in them. So I don't put borders on my quilts. The nine-patch is one of my most favourite blocks, especially for scrappy quilts such as yours.

KaHolly said...

Fantabulous!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Clover makes a "White Marking Pen (Fine)" that stays on until you iron it or wash it. Touch the iron to it and it disappears! I've used it a lot and love it. It's a liquid that goes on invisible and as it dries it becomes white. It makes a nice fine line, and because it's a liquid, it's like writing with a ball-point pen, really smooth and easy. I get mine at Joann's.

Sharon said...

Love how this turned out. I have a silver prisma pencil that I mark with, it just seems to wear off as you go along. You can't mark the whole top because of that, but I like it. LOVE how this turned out and your quilting choice is fab!

Lois Arnold said...

Julie, I love the way these two blocks work together! One of my future quilts will be the one with the "x" in it, I had saved a picture of one for future reference.

Jane said...

Another gorgeous quilt!

AnnieO said...

Looks just wonderful, Julie! Great way to celebrate your big test results!

Have a great visit with your kids.

Yvette said...

I love it!!! Just my colors.

Nicky said...

Love it - Big in this case is beautiful!

Karen said...

I use the Clover White Marking Pen (fine). It comes out really easy with just heat from the iron. It's also suppose to come out easily with water. But lasts as long as you need it to while quilting. And that's a long time for my hand quilting.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Carole said...

Sweet! I love the way the quilt turned out! Enjoy the company! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

I seem to fall in love with each and every one of your quilts! I love this one too, especially because of the scrappy 9 patches. :)

Darlene said...

Oh, Julie, it's really wonderful. I need to order that book and soon!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Julie, You will just have to clean after they leave. Have a wonderful visit. The quilt looks fabulous. hugs, Jen

Quilts And Pieces said...

GORGEOUS! I just love this!

LuAnn said...

Love the alternate block with the nine patches. I have a stack of nine patches that need something and maybe that block is it. Great quilt.

Stina said...

Oh.. LOVE this Julie...it have been a pleasure catching up on your blog.. you have don so many wonderful quilts .. WOW!!!

Leeanne said...

A few people have commented on Clover white marking pen, I use this too and find it great.I use a empty roll on deodorant bottle filled with water and just roll over marks to remove. Another is a Sewline mechanical lead pencil.

bere said...

Belíssimos trabalhos!
Já sou seguidora.
studiodabere.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Fantastic! A lovley quilt with fun memories!

Teresa said...

What a neat design.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's gorgeous Julie...I love it! I must get sewing mine together!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love that quilt. WOW good job.

Merilyn said...

Just a bit gorgeous Julie!!!! This quilt is wonderful, I think it will look great with the Baptist Fan quilting design!!! I also love the idea of not having a border too, ummmm!!! will have to put that in my memory file and use it one day!!!

kornkribprimitives said...

Hi Julie

The quilts are absolutely beautiful!!!! You did such an amazing job.
Blessings, Linda

Sharon said...

The box arrived, I'm OVERWHELMED to tears. Camera returns Sunday, I'll be back to posting to properly thank everyone. YOU ROCK!

Teri said...

Does the alternate block have a name. Just curious if it was paper pieced. I just love the look and feel of the quilt. Looks fabulous.

Brenda said...

Great looking quilt.

Kathie said...

you did the same thing I did made the quilt the way you wanted to, this is not Betsy pattern in the book! I had to make a disclaimer on my blog as you would not find this quilt pattern in her book!

Kathie

Lyn said...

Hello Julie, love what you have done with Betsy's Nine Patch.....does not lend to borders..Hugs Lyn