Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Old & Ugly




When my friend Irene was about to toss her "old & ugly" charm squares, I just had to rescue them.  I figured that if you cut any fabric small enough, it looks good.  I have spent many months happily hand piecing these little 3-inch nine patches.   All together they have a genteel look...age appropriate, I think...and not ugly after all.

11 comments:

  1. That's not ugly, it is gorgeous! I love little nine patches. I think you did right by rescuing those little charm squares.
    I love it!

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  2. Very sweet Helen - you are patient to hand piece! That is an art! And I love the calm colors you paired with it, almost has a sepia look. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Perfect setting and as you have said, there is something special about the small nine patches. Three inch finish is my favorite size for the nine . Lovely!

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  4. I'm with you. Smaller does look better, and it worked out to be a lovely quilt.
    Hugs

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  5. Good thing you rescued these. It's really a lovely quilt!

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  6. I find these colors to be calming and very traditionally lovely. My living room has predominantly been decorated with this palette. Beautiful, my artist friend from afar.

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  7. This is a stunning little quilt! I'm so glad you rescued that fabric. :) And I love the "Snowballs in Hell" quilt.

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  8. Hand pieced......lovely and relaxing.
    Nicely done Helen

    Happy Sewing, so good when something gets recycled into a beautiful little quilt

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  9. It's beautiful, traditional and elegant :)

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  10. Your patience paid off, mom. :-) hugs. It's beautiful!

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