Monday, June 26, 2017

Timeless

   Timeless means something is lasting, enduring, and without beginning or end.  That is how I feel about those 9 patch designs.  A scrap quilt, planned fabric palette or not,   just turns those 9 patches into a timeless thing of enjoyment for me.

 I had to go back and look to see when I actually started this one......December of last year.  I think I had been making the 9 patch blocks before I got sick over a year ago, and pulled them out to work on then.


  So what does this pile of strips have to do with the quilt?   I found them tucked into a box with a note on them that said binding for 9 patch quilt!  Two different widths of mixed floral strips at 1 1/2'' and green at 1 3/4''.










  The added note said.... "Make flange binding".  Now, I remembered.   I wanted to add a little bit of something different for the binding.  The dark green was to be the flange and the assorted floral strips would be the visible binding.   The "flange"  is top stitched down as you stitch in the ditch.





   I love the effect it creates as it looks like a piped binding.  It is a good choice for me since I always stitch the binding on my machine now.

  Note:  I don't remember where I got the measurements I had cut for the bindings.  I believe they were a bit "off", since the flange is quite narrow.  A better size and tutorial can be found here at Karen's Quilts.




I had the label made and attached to the backing before quilting even.

Isn't that backing fabric great....love the swirly design.









 Timeless is 63'' by 67'' and machine quilted with  swirls all over.  Binding is mixed floral strips with the green flange.



 I love a good finish.....and off to look for something else to finish up.
Happy stitching.


19 comments:

  1. That's so beautiful, timeless and classic. I really like the flange in the border, it adds just the right touch and I'm so impressed that you leave notes to yourself that you still understand after some time has passed.

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  2. What a beautiful finish it is! I love 9-patches turned into Irish Chains and this one is gorgeous. I'm glad you found the labeled binding and flange. You are so smart to label things - I think I need lessons! ~Jeanne

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  3. Just love it! Seems so fresh and soothing. Were the squares 2 1/2 or 2"? I certainly have lots of squares cut. The flange is terrific also. I did make a quilt or two with them, but forgot about using them. Thanks for jogging my memory. Great finish!

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  4. It really is a timeless design. I need to learn to use more white/light background fabrics as that adds to the timeless appeal.

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  5. The ninepatch is my go-to pattern when I want something quick and simple. There are many ways to play with color and design. The flange added a beautiful finishing touch to your quilt-lovely.

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  6. I love the Irish Chain pattern...of the traditional designs, it's my favorite. Beautiful.

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  7. I love 9 patch quilts too. Beautiful! That would be a good way to do the binding when I don't have quite enough of my first choice for binding fabric.

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  8. Timeless is a good word for this design, Debbie. I love the effect of the flanged binding, too, but have never gained the courage to try it.
    Beautiful job, my friend!

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  9. Congrats on another very pretty finish!

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  10. Timeless indeed!!! Lovely finish. And I think I'm in love with that great black and white swirly backing - do you remember It's name from The selvage?

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  11. Absolutely beautiful from beginning to finish! It is quite a treasure for sure! ---"Love"

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  12. The quilt looks great. I've used that binding technique several times.

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  13. simple 9-patches are timeless and classic. Very pretty with the flange binding for a little bit of surprise.

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  14. Lovely finish. Thanks for the idea and info on flange binding. I hope to try one.

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  15. Hooray for little notes to yourself! Especially ones that made sense years later. The floral flanged binding looks wonderful on your classic nine patch. Well done!

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  16. Such a glorious finish! The flanged binding is the perfect finishing touch.

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt. I must make a 9 patch quilt! I'm sewing up scraps into improv blocks at the moment, just mindless sewing and some time for my brain to wonder.

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  18. It truly is a wonderful finish, such a lovely 9 patch and I'm pleased you were able to so this.

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  19. Beautiful 9-patch! (Still on my list of to-do's!)

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