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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Nine Patches roll off the Asssembly LIne

There’s no doubt about it – I’ve been on a roll this week.  The grey and black 9 patch blocks for my grand-daughter Emma’s horse quilt have been rolling off the assembly line.  And I’ve got 40 completed.  


I’ve been cutting fabric and stitching up strip sets, then sub cutting them.  Pin them into place, stitch and press - you know how it goes.  I’m using plain black homespun for the centre squares, but I’m running low on some of my “patterned” black fabrics, so will need a trip to the quilt shop to buy some more blacks.  It’s been quite exciting to see my pile of 9 patch blocks grow during the week, but I know I’ll need a lot more.  Still, it’s not a bad start, I feel. 

As well as my time spent sewing, it has been a busy week though, with a hospital appointment one day.  Then a  morning spent with my friendship group, the Sew Wots, it was lovely to catch up with them all.  And yesterday, it was lunch out with old friends – another nice social activity.  So I’m really pleased with what I have achieved in the sewing room this week.  There will be no stitching done tomorrow (Sunday) as we will be spending the day out and about with another group of friends, and I’m sure a nice lunch will featuring heavily on the agenda.  Come Monday, I’ll get to roll the dice again, and work on another of my UFO projects for the coming week.


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Ove love nine patches. Can't wait to see what you make with them.

Janice said...

They are coming along nicely. You have a good range of fabrics. I hope you can find some extra ones to fit in.

NickiJ said...

Nine patches, you gotta love them! Sew them together and then cut them up again! The grey's are looking nice, they really make a quilt.