Sunday, August 19, 2007


This is a lap quilt I made for my sister Lisa. She's made so many beautiful quilts for other people, I figured she deserves a quilt more than anyone I know, which made her a perfect victim for my experiment with the Disappearing Ninepatch.
I've always hesitated to make a quilt for Lisa, thinking it would have to be perfect. That's why I decided to call this "Ode to Imperfection". Many of the seams don't match, partly because I decided this quilt actually looks better the less the seams match.
I like how it turned out. I think it looks especially good in the half dark, when the reds and lighter colors seem iridescent. Lisa will choose the borders, since we both agree she's probably got something that would work (most of the fabrics in this are things she's shared with me). Plus, we already have this collaborative habit of Lisa choosing borders and backings for my quilts, fabric being so expensive here. I figure since it's her quilt, all the more reason for her to choose the border fabric, although i have some ideas.

3 comments:

Belém said...

Quite different from the other two previous quilts but I don't know which one of the three I would choose. Your sister will be happy with this quilt!

Brigitte said...

Wow, Nettie, was für ein Feuerwerk an brillanten Farbtönen! Wie unterschiedlich du mit Farben in deinem ersten Quilt und hier umgehst - hat sich der Mut zur Farbe mit der Zeit so entwickelt oder ist das nun eher ein Zufall?
Ich bin platt, wie produktiv du in den letzten Tagen und Wochen bist. Soviele fertige Projekte. toll!

Joanna said...

I love this quilt! The colors are so scrumptious!