Monday, August 29, 2011

Retro Nine Patch Quilt Completed

I finished my "Retro Nine Patch" blocks and put them together with 4 basket pieced blocks to make a small quilt.  Thanks so much to Lyn at Bluebird Quilts who shared this block of the month.

I had fun with the embroidery blocks, the pieced blocks were a challenge, I still have much to learn.  I quilted this little quilt by "stitching in the ditch" around each block and around the borders.  I look forward to being a little more adventurous when it comes to quilting.  I do think I stretched myself quite a bit when it comes to using colors and designs in fabrics.   The fabrics I used were "Boutique" by Chez Moi for Moda. 

My pictures  don't seem to show how bright and cheerful the embroidered blocks are.  Every time I try to take a picture the sun seems to be shining pretty bright.  That is not something to complain about around here though.  We are enjoying our very late arriving summer.

Thanks again to Lyn.
It is so great that many talented people are sharing their designs and tutorials to help others learn to sew, quilt, embroider, decorate and be creative in so many ways.  I had fun with this quilt and experienced a few new things like taking many, many, many stitches out.  I machine quilted the center block to a backing before I added the outer borders, can you believe that?  True story.  I took every stitch out, hunted down another piece of backing fabric, added my borders and quilted it again.  I hope I never do that again. 
All in all I had fun with this bright cheerful little quilt.


  1. Sherry,
    This looks great! I love moda fabrics and your embroidery is beautiful! Great Job!

  2. Hello Sherry, I loved seeing your Retro Nine Patch Quilt....thankyou for partcipating...Warm Regards, Lyn