Sunday, February 26, 2017

Diane's 9-Patch/Dresden Quilt

Way back in November of 2016, I quilted Diane's version of Plates in the Nine Patch (pattern by Kay Buffington -  And as much as it killed me, I wasn't able to share the entire quilt as Diane wanted to save its debut for a show, although I did share a couple of sneak peeks on the Creative Longarm Quilting facebook page.   Well, it is now February and the show has taken place so I can share away!  Isn't is gorgeous!

I say it's Diane's version of Plates in the Nine Patch as on the original pattern the finished size is 33"x33" -- Diane's quilt is 77" square so she did a bit of resizing as well as adding a floating border.  I was thrilled to quilt this beauty as there was so much space for creating secondary designs.  I'm so glad after discussing it, Diane decided to add that border -- it added some valuable space for the quilting.  I used two layers of batting - Hobbs 80/20 topped with Quilters Dream Wool.  It is stitched with Fil-Tec Glide 40 wt thread.

Enough of all the chatter, here are some detail pics (eye candy is so much better):

And don't you just love when the light shines across the quilt?  This was a morning peek I just had to share:

And, of course, a peek at the back:

Just received news from Diane that this beauty won four ribbons -- Best of Show, First Place Medium Pieced Longarm Quilted, Best Longarm Quilting, and Viewers Choice -- at the Lake County Quilters Guild 35th Annual "Fan"tastic Quilt Show in Mount Dora, Florida (2/24-25/2017).  How wonderful is that?  Let's send a big shout of Congratulations to Diane!  Here's a pic she forwarded of her, the quilt, and the ribbons!


  1. Karen, do you mark these divisions before loading the top? If so, what do you use to mark? I am terrified to put anything but chaulk on a client's quilt. HELP!!

  2. Well done by both of you! Truly a winner.

  3. WOW love it! That must have been so hard waiting to share!

  4. Your quilting is outstanding!!! This quilt is so beautiful, you should both be so proud of the work that have done.

  5. This is absolutely stunning! Both the quilt and the quilting you have done. I just love it!

  6. Very pretty Karen. Can you explain how to do the background quilting in the first detailed picture? The one I am speaking of is above that bottom feather spray in the nine patch.


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