OMG Done! Split Nine Patch Quilt

I finished this lovely quilt a few days ago, later than planned. I lost track of a days and was waiting for the binding. It’s all good. It’s a sweet charity quilt for one of the Hands2Help groups.

Anyway, I started this last summer when Julie at The Crafty Quilter ran this quilt along. I knew I was busy and I did it as a leader/ender project; but something stopped me. I didn’t think it was anything big, but I was puzzled. I started sewing again, and then, I figured out why I was behind. I didn’t have the fabric to really finish, so I stopped piecing. Note to self – a note to self would have been helpful for when I picked it up a few months later. Gheez.

I learned a few new things to work on perfecting with my quilting…always a goal when I do these kinds of projects. ProStitcher has had some education videos on line during this time and I learned a little more about doing and edge 2 edge design and marking a stitch line for in the ditch. Precision is something I will need to work on, but I am getting there.

Another goal, when I participate in a QAL or SAL is to used up fabric that I have. My only real difficulty is that I had no binding. I ordered some, another part of the delay. So, my OMG for April is done and that is good.

There is a great line up of designers doing demonstrations this week. 15 minutes is the limit so they won’t be a time suck, but I am sure there will be lots of things to learn. I will post the schedule daily. And, yes, I am on Friday at 4 on Facebook and 4:30 on Instagram. The presentation will be the same so catching me in one is plenty!!

Facebook Schedule:May 5
12pm ET Cherry Guidry Cherry Blossoms Quilting Studio
12:30pm ET Janellea Macbeth  Scrapstashtic Quilts
1pm ET Jen Frost Faith and Fabric
2pm ET Teresa Weaver Your Sewing Friend
2:30pm ET Jo Westfoot The Crafty Nomad
3pm ET Becca Fenstermaker Pretty piney
4pm ET Michelle Renee Hiatt Sew on the go
4:30pm ET Margaret Willingham Eye of the Beholder Quilt
5pm ET Marlene Oddie Kissed Quilts
5:30pm ET Annie Unrein Patterns by Annie
6pm ET Leanne Parsons Devoted Quilter Designs
7pm ET Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter
7:30pm ET Reed Johnson Blue Bear-Quilts
8pm ET Tammy Silvers – Tamarinis

May 5 12:30pm ET IG Cherry Guidry  cherryblossomsstudio/
May 5 1:00pm ET   Janellea Macbeth  scrapstashticquilts/
May 5 1:30pm ET IG  Jen Frost faithandfabric
May 5 3:00pm ET  Jo Westfoot – thecraftynomadfleet
May 5   3:30pm ET IG Becca Fenstermaker  /prettypiney
May 5   4:30pm ET IG Michelle Renee Hiatt   /mshellhiatt  
May 5   5:30pm ET IG Marlene Oddie marlene.kissedquilts
May 5 6:00pmET  IG Annie Unrein patternsbyannie/
May 5   6:30pm ET IG Leanne Parsons   devotedquilter
May 5   7:30pm ET IG Jennifer Fulton  inquiringquilter/
May 5   8:00pm ET IG  Reed Johnson /bluebearquilts/
May 5    8:30pm ET IG Tammy Silvers tamarinis/

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  1. May 5, 2020 / 7:50 AM

    Nice quilt, Kathleen. I’m with you on needing to put notes on my quilts. I also put notes on fabric I’m holding for binding for quilts, since I’ve made the mistake of using a piece meant for binding for one quilt on another project. So now I set the fabric aside with a note and the quilt top is intended for.

    • kathleenquilts
      May 5, 2020 / 9:05 AM

      Yes, it is crazy when you don’t go back and then you spend half a day figuring out what the heck was I doing!! I often make the binding as soon as I sure that it is the right one and bag it and label it! I do it less often with projects – probably because I don’t know that I am going to abandon it.

  2. Cocoa Quilts
    May 5, 2020 / 8:20 AM

    Kathleen, this is a great quilt and your H2H charity will love it. Your quilting looks great!

    • kathleenquilts
      May 5, 2020 / 9:02 AM

      Thank you, I did love that quilting pattern and the way it sewed out. The borders need some work, but a non-quilter would never see it!

  3. Vicki in MN
    May 5, 2020 / 9:11 AM

    Your quilt is adorable, love the colors in these fabrics. I had not heard of this Designer tips show. Glad I popped in today. There is so much online activity(with good reason) that I can’t keep up with it all!!!

    • kathleenquilts
      May 5, 2020 / 9:19 AM

      There is almost too much activity and I would say this is a pretty full event, but it will be fun to see what people do. Tammy of got this going; second event of this kind. The first was a virtual quilt show with the same format. I missed that one, but got onto this one.

  4. May 5, 2020 / 10:34 AM

    The aqua binding finishes it nicely. Older WIPs really do take a while to pick up and know where to start again sometimes, don’t they? I’m sure the quilt is going to be well loved and appreciated by it’s receipient.

    • kathleenquilts
      May 5, 2020 / 10:37 AM

      Its a really sweet quilt and I am pleased with its finish and its destination.

  5. thedarlingdogwood
    May 5, 2020 / 11:23 AM

    Oh my goodness, the number of times I wish I had left myself a note on a project so I would know what my past self was thinking or planning! This is lovely, and I love the lighter color on the binding–worth waiting for, I’d say.

    • kathleenquilts
      May 13, 2020 / 5:38 PM

      Those notes would be really helpful wouldn’t they! Yes, the binding worked out…I really had nothing that worked so I am glad this did.

  6. May 5, 2020 / 6:56 PM

    Hi Kathleen! I sure do like this whole quilt but that teal/aqua binding really puts it over the edge for me. I have always wanted to make a split nine-patch and yours is a fabulous inspiration. I love the fabrics you chose! So good. A note to self about a note to self? That’s what the blog is for . . . HAHA! I think your quilting pattern choice looks beautiful. I suspect you will learn something new to remember each time you quilt on your new long arm. I’ll do my best to watch you on FB or IG on Friday. Great finish. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • kathleenquilts
      May 13, 2020 / 5:39 PM

      Thanks, I loved the quilting pattern and was really happy the binding worked.

  7. Nancy Bekedam
    May 6, 2020 / 12:41 PM

    Such a cute quilt, Kathleen!!! The quilting is adorable, too! Love the binding. Awesome!

    • kathleenquilts
      May 13, 2020 / 5:39 PM

      The binding was just right for this quilt – hard to do on the internet, but this time it worked!

  8. Sarah Craig
    June 5, 2020 / 11:46 AM

    Such a beautiful quilt, Kathleen! Thanks for being part of Hands2Help 2020!

    • kathleenquilts
      June 7, 2020 / 10:35 AM

      I am so happy to participate! Gotta get them in the mail Monday!

  9. June 11, 2020 / 2:18 AM

    Another awesome quilt. Your quilting is perfect as well.

    • kathleenquilts
      June 11, 2020 / 7:26 PM

      Thanks, Danice. I am really loving quilting these days.

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