Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Blended Nines-a quilting adventure

This past July I took a great class from a super teacher, Peggy Barkle.  I blogged it all here (http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com/2013/07/blendable-curves-giving-your-blocks.html). 

I found the time this week to get 2 things off my to-do list: finish a UFO & install the Micro Handles on my long arm.

Ok, the handle installation took 5 minutes, but they’ve been sitting around for 2 months.  My bottom-of-the-line set up is kinda herky jerky in the handles, so these handles give better control over micro designs. 


Curt & Leslie make these for various machines; check them out here.

So, of course, I needed to take the new toy for a cruise.

Blended9 finishblended9closeupblended9 back

I quilted wavy lines to mimic the curves of the blocks & did micro pebbles in waves in the purple/green wave. (click on that close-up picture to see it a little better.)

The curvy technique used on the nine patch blocks is usable with other patchwork blocks & looks awesome with a Jacob’s Ladder block (my fave). Check out the book at www.fabricsnquilts.com

We used these fabrics in our quilt: