Friday, June 20, 2014

Finish It Friday: 9-Patch Puzzle

One of my favorite quilters is Nikki from The Girl Who Quilts. A really long time ago Awhile back, she asked for pattern testers for the 9-Patch Puzzle, so I volunteered (pattern here). She had several versions of it, one of which required a lot of piecing. I loved the look of that version, and thought I had the perfect fabric that would give that look without all the piecing, the Kona Modern Quilts line by Cynthia Frenette for Robert Kaufman.

See all that intricate "piecing"--those are just 8" squares sewn together. Fabulous, right?

I was able to quickly piece the whole quilt top together. I even had the back nearly completed. And then some time passed before I finally had it ready to be quilted. Nikki graciously agreed to do the quilting. And wow, did she do a spectacular job!

Here is the front.

 
For the back I used up some 2 1/2" jelly roll strips along with the wedding ring print.

When it came time to bind, I couldn't find the fabric I had set aside specifically for the binding. So I pieced together the trimmings left over when I squared it up in preparation for binding and just sewed them together.Of course, as soon as the binding was on, I found the set-side fabric, but I really like the pieced binding better.
 
I really love this quilt. Thanks, Nikki, for letting me test the pattern, but especially for being patient while it took me forever to show it off!
Of course, I had to do a "waterlogue" app version too. Isn't it pretty?
I'm linking up Crazy Mom Quilts at Finish It Friday and Lorna who is hosting TGIFF. Have a lovely weekend.

21 comments:

  1. This is a great quilt. I love improv piecing.

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  2. Wow, what a stunning quilt! I love it. It must have been destiny for you to come up with a new idea for the binding since you like this better than the original fabric.

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  3. Very very cool! Fun fabric choice for this....

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  4. Oh, Cindy, this is so fun! I love it! What a great quilt design for the fabric line. Great choice!

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  5. It looks great, and truly does show off the fabric.

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  6. That is one incredible quilt!!! So fantastic!!!

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  7. This looks amazing! And it's really super fun with your fabric choices. I will definitely be checking out the pattern.

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  8. That is gorgeous and the quilting is terrific with it.

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  9. The quilt is just beautiful!

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  10. Aww, thank you for the love, Cindy!! :)

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  11. Love this quilt. So much detail and brilliant color. Just gorgeous.

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  12. That is looking really cool! Well done!

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  13. Look at you! How fun is that fabric. You did her proud and the quilting is wonderful!

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  14. Awesome!! I love the design and the quilting is beautiful! :D

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  15. Gosh, this is such a pretty quilt. Improv blocks joined together, hmm? Well, it's a very effective design, and the quilting is smashing. (Drool.) I hope you find a special place to display/use this. It's too pretty to be folded up and put on a shelf.

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  16. Wow, it's truly lovely. I can see you have certainly put a lot of time into it. It's very unique too....one of a kind....you should be super proud of this one!

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  17. Such a great pattern! Love the print you chose for the blocks and the solids sure make a complimentary frame. The quilting is gorgeous. I love the scrappy binding, Cindy!

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  18. Awesome! And I especially love it because Cynthia is a local designer who designed our VMQG logo and Niki is a lovely quilty friend too. Serendipity!

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    Sri Gita Govinda
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    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna
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