Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Quilt Tour, Part 1

I thought it might be fun to take a little tour through my house. Today we're starting in the master bedroom.

This is called "Nine-Patch Garden" and was completed in 2004. I believe I started it in 2003 while I was pregnant with Little Miss Almost 4. This is the first bed size quilt I ever made. It is a queen and the pattern came from a special 9-patch edition quilt magazine (not sure which one). Most of the 9-patch blocks are scraps from my Auntie B's scrap basket. The vine, leaves, and 9-patch flowers in the border were hand appliqued, a task I'm not sure I would take on again! I quilted it with my Pfaff by stitching in the ditch and free motion stippling most all of the open spaces. I also made the dust ruffle using the left over valance fabric and sheer material from my windows (see below). I never made pillow shams and am planning to make a large pillow for across the other pillows that says, "Always Kiss Goodnight!" It's on my list. By the way, that's HobbyDoggy, named Charlotte, after the city!

I stenciled a border around the room to match the 9-patch vine in the quilt border.
Next time we'll visit Little Mister 5's room!
Happy Hobbies!

1 comment:

amandajean said...

what a beautiful quilt! I like how you stenciled the walls to match the quilt...the stenciled 9 patches are too cute.