Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I started making scrappy nine patches for a quilt that won't be done for a very long time...planning ahead LOL.... I'll do some each month until I have enough for a quilt. How many is a quilt you say??? Haven't even decided what the layout will be or what size it will be yet (did I say planning?) These are cut 1 1/2" strips for a finished size of 3"....sooo cute aren't they? Now see the yellow nine patch that's slightly bigger....I had a light bulb moment that went dim really fast...lol. I thought since I was cutting 1 1/2" strips why not make blocks for 2 other quilts (Acorn Quilt and Simple Traditions Doll Quilt).....hmmm not such a good idea. My thought was that I could make blocks for 3 quilts at once (ambitious huh...LOL, I think I'll need a bigger room for such a feat), they all use 1 1/2" strips....why can't I. It seems much more organization is needed then I was prepared to do (quilting is fun right?), besides the bigger one has a couple of different cuts. The shoofly block is 1 1/2" strips with the half square triangle being 2" and cut on the diagonal, I found this one being a smaller quilt much more manageable to track while making 9 patches. The blocks are all done for the shoofly, now I'm ready to assemble the top. So the end of the story is that the Acorn Quilt didn't get off the ground. That's it for now, from my scrambled thoughts...I hope you could follow.
More to come...