Thursday, 3 March 2016

Throwback Thursday - Nine Patch

Here we are for another Throwback Thursday.

This quilt was made in 2008 for my mom.   It is a lap quilt made with mostly civil war reproduction fabrics, the odd shirting, and a coupe larger florals.  Although this wasn't a scrap quilt (I did not have a stash at that point) I included a couple of odd blocks with mismatched fabrics to add a bit of interest.  You can see an example of this in the blue/beige nine patch block in the center of the photo where one of the four side squares is solid blue.



It is entirely quilted by hand, which was quite the undertaking, but at the time, I did not have the skills to machine quilt, so this was actually the "easy way"...


A couple of years ago, during a visit at my mom's very windy corner of the world, I decided to have a clothesline photo shoot!  I knew these pictures would come in handy one day...









That was quite the wind, but the quilt did not fly off.  In case you are wondering, the super duper clothespins are from Lee Valley .  You're welcome ;).


Even though I am making more modern quilts these days do have a soft spot for all things vintage including 1930s and civil war reproductions.  I still love this quilt as much as I did when I made it, and my mom does too!

Linking up with Jenn at A Quarter Inch from the Edge, and off to see other people's oldies!

http://quarterinchfromtheedge.blogspot.ca/2016/03/throwback-thursday-volume-8.html

7 comments:

  1. It's funny to me that you were scrappy before you even had a stash! I never really got into the reproduction fabrics... of any era... but I can see teh attraction. Thanks for linking up with Throwback Thursday @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

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  2. Oh, I love this post. The quilt looks serious in the first picture (the way many civil war repos do to me), but it looks like it's dancing in the sun and wind in the rest of those photos. What joy!

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  3. I love the photos. I need some heavy duty clothespins. I like that you added that solid blue block and that the blocks are on point.

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  4. It's a great quilt and a great photoshoot too! xx

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. I love the pictures of it blowing in the breeze. I just got all nostalgic. Makes me remember when my mom would wash the bed linens and hang them and the quilts out on the line to dry. It was always so much fun to play in the dancing quilts.

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  6. I've popped over from Throwback Thursday to say hello! What a beautiful quilt and fabulous photographs! Lap quilts are my favorite type of quilt. They let us wrap people up in our love, even when we aren't there.

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  7. Lovely work as usual, and great photoshoot!

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