I’ve been doing a lot of cutting and a lot of sewing. But it hasn’t really ended up, so far at least, with anything too terribly photogenic. I cut up a lot of scraps and leftovers into 4 1/2 inch squares that will eventually end up being a Disappearing Nine Patch. Right now I’m 2/3rds through sewing and cutting the nine patch blocks, 30 of them in total. So if my math and counting are correct, I have 10 left to do. I should be able to finish that off today, at which point I can start the fun process of laying them out and sewing them back together. They are kinda outdoorsy woodsy watery golfy themed. At the moment they are 12 1/2 inches square. So I’m thinking the finished size of these blocks will be 11 1/2 inches. A lay out of 5 squares by 6 squares will give a nice sized lap quilt.
I’ve also finished off this month’s Civil War BOM earthy tones blocks. And I have another quilt finished and waiting on being pin pasted. I don’t have it here at the moment, so pictures will have to wait until tomorrow.
Back on the weekend I was trying to figure out how I was going to set up a design wall. Well during my rummaging around on shelves in the back basement area, during which I found a forgotten tote of fabric that I had been looking for, I also found my old portable design wall. I thought I had given it away before we moved. So my how do I set up a design wall question has been answered. The where is still to be determined.
I’ll link up to Mid Week Makers and then get back to sewing more nine patches.
Using those scraps to make a disappearing nine patch is fantastic. I can't wait to see the layout of the blocks. And the earthy bones are perfect for a Civil War quilt. I wish I had a design wall. We plan to sell and purchase a new house next year, and that will be on my "must have" list in the new house. Happy quilting! -AndreaReplyDelete