Monday, September 27, 2010

The nine-patches made me do it!

I narrowed down my ideas for all those lovely nine-patches that will be here before I am ready! Then I went to Sew Unique Creations, just to window shop. Resistance was futile! Tara's service is amazing, I ordered these on Thursday and they arrived Saturday! By narrowed down, I mean I actually picked four patterns to make. That is why I needed additional fabrics! I have already started cutting and piecing some of my scraps and some of the new fabrics to include in these quilts, I have 240 flying geese to make, 12 nine-patches with light corners and center, 24 more 3" nine-patches (most of which I have made), and fifty-two more of the 6" nine-patches (I only need to make seven more in this size). I will use the flying geese as leaders and enders as I am working on the other quilts. These quilts will be my focus this fall, I know that I am really going to enjoy working on them!

I had to delay posting this for a few days as I could not get my camera to talk to my computer!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

138 nine-patches are on their way...

This is what my nine-patches looked like, Julie should have them on Thursday. I have spent my morning going through books and magazine clippings for ideas on how to use them. I like so many of these patterns, I'll have to rank them in some kind of order! I already figured out how many of each size block each pattern will take. Maybe I'll figure out what kind of yardage I'll need to make each quilt, and compare that to what I have in my stash - that might help me make up my mind. What are you planning to do with yours?

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Flimsy

Today's flimsy is my latest quilt top. This one is 48 x 60 inches. I think it will be a good size to take to college one day. My nine patches for the swap are coming along - all except for one batch that I cross cut at 1.5 inches instead of 2.5!