Saturday, June 18, 2011

Betsy's nine patch

HI everyone!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! Remember the nine patch exchange? Well, I am really trying to finish all those nine patches into finished quilts. Betsy Chutchian recently wrote a quilting book, "Gone to Texas", featuring her quilts inspired by her Great, great grandmother's quilts. Betsy happens to work at our local quilt shop, and I have seen her original quilt...and it is gorgeous! Her fantastic quilt is a nine patch, with 6 inch blocks! Well....I just happen to have some of those, LOL!! So, I am making a very scrappy looking quilt. All the pieces are cut...just need the sewing time!!!


Have a super day!!



Julie

26 comments:

Lori said...

Super cute!!

Merilyn said...

Wow! this is going to be so pretty!!! You really are a 'power-house' in full production mode! I wish I could fit that into my schedule, so I will enjoy your journey instead!!!!

Monica said...

Lookin' good! I bet it'll be fabulous when it's done. I have a couple designs in my head for my nine patches. Now I just need to find the time to sit down with them.

Texan said...

I have yet to do my nine patches up. But I am going to. I think like your previous nine patch, I really liked that!

Lordy girly is it summer in Texas or what! Try to stay cool!

Janet O. said...

Love this scrappy look. Thanks for sharing it!!

Darlene said...

Love this one, Julie!!! My 9 patches wait. Sigh! :-)

Leeanne said...

Cool, nine patch swaps are so much fun!Your looks great.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

When you find the sewing time tell me where I can find some too. I love this nine patch variation, it will be GREAT!

AnnieO said...

I cherish the 9 patches that we all swapped! Your project looks great, love those x blocks alternating.

Nicky said...

Love those gorgeous fabrics and don't they just sing when put together - it's looking great

Kathie said...

nothing better then nine patches, I just made a quilt inspired by Betsy's too!
now I am ready to make gone to texas especially since I just received her new fabric line, beautiful!!!.
Kathie

Anne Heidi said...

I have that book, and I LOVE it!!!!! I am planning on making Kristine one of the quilts from it- I just can't decide which one... She's leaving for Dallas next Sunday to spend two months with her Daddy and Mutti.
Your quilt will be gorgeous!

Carol said...

OMG I love it...I've drooled over that quilt...I still have my 9 patches...may I be a copy cat...please????

Mary said...

I love the way this design looks!

Barb said...

great blocks. they work really well together!

*karendianne. said...

Love this layout. Must be a great book. ;)

Chris said...

I like the traditional look of nine patches. Very sweet! FYI - I'm having a give away over at Quilt Talk, so please stop by. :)

mb. said...

Oh Wow! I make 9-patches in all kinds of sizes, compulsively. I tell myself I am using up scraps but I think I just like them. What I have never been wild about is all-over-9-patch designs. Now I have a new plan. Thank You!

QBG said...

Love Betsy and Gone to Texas book. Your quilt will be great when finished. Can't wait to see pictures of completed quilt someday.

Donna K. from N. TX
http://www.quiltingbeargal.blogspot.com

Angie said...

I love it already! :)

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love those 9 patches. I am still using mine but almost used up. I have had so much fun making cute table toppers and doll quilts with them. We have you to thank for the wonderful exchange and organizing the swap for all of your followers.

Now another inspiring quilt is about to happen with your patches!

Thanks for sharing, Carolyn

MARCIE said...

Awesome! That will be a great quilt! And I love that book! Her grandmother would be proud!

Heartsdesire said...

This quilt is going to be a beauty. I just love those fabrics that you chose. I'll be keeping tabs on your blog and watching your progress.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it so far! What a great idea!

Wendy said...

This looks like it's going to be my kind of quilt....love it.

Lurline said...

Wonderful - I really love the layout!
Hugs - Lurline♥