Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Masterpiece

Are you ready to see my masterpiece? You're going to love it! I know I do... the pattern is from Quilt Sampler magazine, Spring/Summer 2010. It is called Nine Patch Medallion. They had kits available, but by the time I called, they had run out. I ventured to my favorite quilt shop and had the owner, L, help me pick out fabrics. I wanted colors similar to what was shown in the magazine, because I thought they worked great together and would be "hip" enough for the young people for whom I made the quilt.

It is a wedding gift... so far it is just over a year late. They know it's coming and are waiting patiently, and have even agreed to let me hang it in our show in Feb.

L helped me pick out fabulous, gorgeous fabrics, and I got busy cutting and sewing. Last August I spent some days at the cabin making blocks. The top measures almost 90" square (or it will, when finished). The blocks are 4&1/4" blocks. So there were lots of small pieces. I am going to count up the number of pieces, but haven't taken the time to do the math yet.

Teasers: fabric details --




Anyway, I had most of the blocks made and then finished the last third or so at our retreat last weekend, then spent a couple of days working on assembling them all. I was gob-smacked (my new favorite word which I borrowed from Susan Boyle) when I saw how beautiful it was turning out. Thrilled!

So what do you think? Is it a masterpiece??



colors in the first photo are more true

Now I think that if I wanted to, I could retire from quilting. I have achieved a thing of beauty, which is something I wanted to do, just to know I could do it. I am very pleased with it, but... I have no intention of retiring from quilting... only from this particular pattern. I'm quite sure I do not want to tackle this one again.

So? Do you agree it is a masterpiece?? (I'm trying to remain humble even while feeling quite proud of this accomplishment.)

10 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

That is beautiful! And they will love it.

Sextant said...

Magnificent quilt! Not as nice as the water mellon lunch bag mind you, but indeed a lovely quilt.

knitnoid said...

That is gorgeous!

AnnieO said...

Feel proud, go ahead, you did make a masterpiece! It is truly a beautiful beautiful quilt. The wedded couple are very lucky to be on the receiving end!

Pattilou said...

Absolutely stunning! A fine piece of workmanship! Good for you and for the lucky couple.

goodnightgram said...

Oh my goodness! The teaser photos didn'tdo it justice. What a beautiful, beautifuy quilt!

Nanci said...

Oh wow! This is a wonder! As noted, the photos don't do it justice...

Sarah said...

Stunning - I love how the color placement makes the center look on-point and the outside "square"

Nancy said...

definite masterpiece, go ahead and be very proud!

Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful!