Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Purple 9 Patch

Have you seen Mrs Red Pepper's stunning Purple Patch quilt? It's divine and I'm going to have to make one like that, I love those purple shot cottons interspersed with squares of bright colours and flowers and dots. Well anyway it kind of reminded me of a purple and green 9 patch quilt I made some years ago. (Actually it looks nothing like Rita's, but it is purple, and it does have lots of squares!!!).

I simply cannot remember the name of this fabric range, does anyone else remember what it is called? It is very pretty though and always looks lovely on our guest bed.


I quilted this one simply with stippling over the main body of the quilt...


...then a loopy flower over the border. This freemotion quilt design quilts up very quickly I find.


I ran out of fabric on the back of the quilt, so I gave my backing a border too. This is a very well used quilt and has become very thin and soft in the process. Almost an antique!!!


On the subject of quilting design....I often go for a walk past a gum tree that has the most amazing Insect Art on it. I'm sure the worms or insects or whatever creatures chewed on this branch until it looked like this, really did think they were coming up with a new quilting design!!!!


Incredible isn't it? xo

18 comments:

LeKaQuilt said...

I realy like your purple and green quilt. It's a beutiful quilt.
Cant forget your ufo's, have to go bak and see them every time I'm visiting your blog :o)

Quilts on Bastings said...

Lovely quilt Cathy, beautiful colours. I agree with the pattern on the tree, it would make a fantastic quilting design. Once you start looking around, there is inspiration for quilting designs everywhere.

Cardygirl said...

Love the purple 9 patch!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Hi Mrs Cabbage! I love your purple nine-patch quilt! It seems I am slowly starting to like purple a little more every time I see or make a purple quilt.

I am really inspired by your free motion quilting, it looks like you have the technique mastered. You are very clever!

Thanks also for the link.

Rita

Rebecca said...

Oh love the purple, 9 patch quilts are so much fun to play with I think. As for the gum tree I have two swamp gums out the frount of our house and I love to look in to both of them and watch the wind move in the leaves

Teresa said...

I LOVE your purple and green quilt!!! VERY pleasing and the green is the perfect thing to tone down and contain the exciting purples.

I like to do what I call "free motion hand-quilting" at times, and that insect art is just the look I strive for in blocks with a lot of background to quilt...very clever, those little insects!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

alobsiger said...

So pretty!! Let's see, if memory serves, RJR designed by Debbie Beaves? Not sure if it was Violetta? Anyhoo, I'll bet it feels WONDERFUL too! That gum tree is fabulous!!

Dee said...

Your purple nine patch is gorgeous! I have a friend who would go nuts if she saw it! All the fabrics are beautiful and the back is inspiring! I love stippling on a quilt and the flowers on your borders make me itch to get to work on my Christmas gift for an aunt.

The tree is too cool! Like you, I'm often out and always on the watch for new inpsiration for a quilt or something at home!

Thankful for you and all that you share with us. From a Yank to an Aussie "Happy Thanksgiving"! even though you don't celebrate, I'm celebrating you and your family!

Blessings!

Jackie said...

Yes, I saw Rita's quilt and it is lovely. But yours is a real beauty too. Don't you love it when quilts are well used. They become so wonderful to cuddle up with. That tree is amazing, definitely a new quilting design.

wishes, true and kind said...

Very pretty purple and green quilt. I love a nice, soft, "broken in" quilt. I have always been fascinated by the designs that insects or other small animals make in wood. I've always lived fairly close to the coast (spending the majority of weekends at the beach throughout my childhood) and still enjoy studying interesting pieces of driftwood and wondering where they originated and how far they traveled in the ocean.

Amelia said...

That flower quilt design is great and looks like it would be alot of fun!

One Flew Over said...

That is one amazing tree!

Janet said...

Keep those older quilts coming, I love seeing them. The green is so great with the purple. Love the bark on the tree, I wonder what insects can do that.

Kelly said...

Beautiful quilt Cathy, I love seeing them too!
That tree is incredible! I would love to know what did it too!

Rae Ann said...

Cathy, your purple nine patch quilt is stunning! That tree is something to talk about! I have never seen such a thing.

Mama Spark said...

Beautiful quilt! Amazing insect design!!

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Wow...I'd never guess the pattern in that tree wasn't man made! Neat!

Did you do the quilting on your purple quilt on a regular machine? It's lovely.

Sweetie1313 said...

Hi there, just wondering if I may use your 4th quilt from the top (all purple) for my blog header background? I really like it and thought you might not mind if I ask permission. :) Either way, please let me know at cameronas@gmail.com Thanks so much!!