Tuesday, December 14, 2010

crazy {9} quilt

It is finally complete! 

This quilt has been an on again, off again work in progress for far too long.  I came up with an idea for a quilt using crazy 9-patches about four months ago.  As usual, I was motivated in the beginning, and then fizzled shortly after.  

It wasn't until I started participating in WiP Wednesdays over at Freshly Pieced (if you haven't checked it out, you need to!) that I became determined to finish this quilt. With a little ripping out, sashing change, redesign, and the help of a weekend being snowed in because of a blizzard, I finished the quilt today.  

That all being said, I am in love with it!  I think it just might be my favorite quilt I have ever made.  What do you think?

Like I mentioned, there was a blizzard this weekend which limited my travel, including driving to my LQS for backing fabric.  Bummer huh?  So I came up with this pieced back using almost all of my leftover scraps.  

See that snow drift in the background. Eek!

I quilted it with an all over free motion stipple on my sewing machine.  This is the first FMQ I have ever done on my home machine, and I am pretty happy with the results.

Quilt Stats:
Name: crazy {9} quilt
Size: 65" x 65"
Designed by: Me
Quilted by: Me
Fabrics: Midwest Modern by Amy Butler, 
Kona Cotton Bone and Kona Cotton Artichoke

I am linking this to Fabric Tuesday


  1. I love it. You did a great job, and I think that back is fabulous. I loved pieced backs.

  2. Amazing!!! I love they layout and that darn green sashing does it every time for me! :)

  3. Absolutely love it. And the pieced back is perfect!

  4. It is gorgeous!! I love the back also! :)

  5. Oh my Megan! You have outdone yourself! I love the back too - fabulous!

  6. Oh my gosh, that quilt is fantastic! And the back is just gorgeous. I love all the snow pictures! :)

  7. I adore what you did with the back - necessity is the mother of invention/creativity! Isn't it funny how the projects we start to hate can end up being our favourites? Good for you for keeping up with this one - the result is well worth it. Beautiful!

  8. Oh I really really love it, and I'm glad you were snowed in because that backing is great!!! LOVE the green too!!

  9. WOW! Gorgeous! It's just stunning. And the back is every bit as cool as the front.

    I'm SO glad my WIP Wednesdays have been helpful. Excellent job sticking to it! : )

  10. I love this!! I wish I was that talented! And...I'm totally over the snow already! :)


  11. I can't decide if I love this quilt strictly because of the design or because of the great fabrics. The back is awesome,too.

  12. Well Done. It is a beautifully designed quilt. I like your pieced back.

  13. That is really beautiful - both the front and the back. Wonderful fabric selection. I think I might be in love with Kona artichoke now.

  14. I love your quilt! What a great way to place fabrics side by side yet still have a neutral between them to let them "breath".