Friday, November 4, 2011
Another Friday Finish: "Blue Infinity" (twisted 9-patch)
I finished up my twisted 9-patch quilt yesterday!! It's been a "UFO" for a few years now. I actually started in in Michigan, and finished it in Oregon, and we've now officially lived here in Oregon for 2 years!! Back in January, I finished the top, and blogged about it. I included how I did it, if you're interested.
Unfortunately, I bought the black fabric also in 2 different places, and boy, is this ever an education about how solid black fabric can be so different (and such a lint trap and magnifier). As a quilter, the color inconsistency bugs me, but when I recently showed it to some artist friends of mine, they said they loved the 2 different blacks, and even gave me an idea for a new quilt...
I pieced together the back with left over blocks, scraps and some wonderful fabric that I picked up at a yard sale for $1 a yard! I love the fabric, and wish I had more, but it works great on the back of this quilt! The red on the carousel horses even inspired my color selection for the binding!
The infinity design doesn't show up as well as I thought it would in the blue blocks, but does show up quite nicely on back LOL! But best of all, it's DONE!
Speaking of Blue, the mountains that surround us here are called "The Blue Mountains". Today, we got our first white in the blues!! (Hmmm.... maybe, as a friend suggested, I should call THIS quilt "White in the Blues" instead!)