Thursday, August 12, 2010

Genny Morrow's 12 Patch Sampler

With great interest I have been watching several blogs working on Tony Minieri's Stars for a New Millenium. I wonder if he was influenced by this Genny Morrow piece??

This is Genny Morrow's 12 Patch Sampler. Genny Morrow also designed a 9 patch sampler. And I have stitched it too! (Photos of it will be on another day)

This is one of the colorways Genny provided in her instruction booklet. It is all DMC cotton floss. Can you see my initials and date on the bottom edge? The instructions for this are actually in the 9 Patch book. It uses floss just 1 shade off the color used in the border.

This is another good example of framing on a budget. I actually "framed" this myself. It is on stretcher bars that fit the dimensions of the design. Then I hot-glued trim along the outside edges to cover the canvas. I could have used fabric on the edges and tied it into a bow at the top OR many other variations.

7 comments:

Kelly said...

Your piece by GM is very pretty. I love Tony's Stars piece too. Someone has it in greens with some purple accents that I love. Soooo many lovely pieces and not nearly enough time. I noticed on Tony's piece that a lot of people are not making quick work of this piece. This makes me think that it is difficult or a lot of work...

Deborah said...

Beautiful quilt. The colors of the are beautiful.

Deb said...

Your piece is so nice. It reminds me of Tony's piece (which I have in the WIP pile), but I'm wondering if both were inspired by Jean Hilton's Gleneagle. I'd love to see the other sites that are working on Tony's design just to see their progress.

I think you're framing is ingenious. Looks great and saves a bundle of money. Can't go wrong with that.

natalie said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

Lesley said...

I like the colors in this one. :)

Donna said...

Lovely. I particularly like the white border stitch. And I'd say Tony, Jean, and Genny all "borrowed" the idea from the quilting world with very successful results.

Alice said...

Very nice colours.