Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Blooming Nine Patch

I have another finish for one of my own quilts, finally. The Blooming Nine Patch that I started in Aug. 2014, is now finished. This was a self induced challenge, to try and do this design using only fabrics that I had in my stash. When I started it, I wasn’t really sure how it was going to turn out and what the blend of colours would look like. I must say that it surpassed my wildest hopes for it. I love it.
Here’s a close up of the fabrics and quilting in the middle section. I did a circular swirl in all of the outside section blocks. The fabrics there are so busy that nothing would have really shown up. But in the centre section, I did a fun wavy back and forth type thing, almost like if the kittens in the one fabric were chasing some of the wool that is wrapped around them. I did my usual faux-piped binding, using my usual diagonally printed stripe. There are some cute critters to be found in the fabric around the outside, to go along with the kittens. I am so very happy with the way this one turned out! I’m going to link up to Connie’s Links Tuesday to celebrate and share this finish.


  1. Beautiful!!!! Great job on choosing fabrics.

  2. I was at a quilt show this summer and saw some nine patch quilts made in this way. I thought it was absolutely fascinating how the fabrics shift from one block to the next. Your quilt is a great example of this method and I love the colours you chose and how you morphed from one fabric to the next. Very pretty!

  3. Very pretty, very color-wash like! It would be fun to study it to find those critters!

  4. I remember you working on this one - so happy for you that it's done! It's even more stunning than I remember it - congratulations!


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