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Monday, November 30, 2015

New Nine-Patch

Our 10" of snow melted within 4 days and now it is just cold and rainy. Still good weather for quilting. The cats are getting along fine and rather enjoy chasing each other around a bit every morning. They aren't as much of a distraction now so I was able to get my new 9-patch quilt done. Okay, the top anyway. I still go with "The quilt is finished when the top is done".

  It's about 100" square. A bit generous for my queen bed so I don't plan on adding any borders.  I admit I kinda jumped into this project with out thinking too much about it. I mighta made smaller blocks otherwise. Maybe with the next one.
Actually I have been thinking about what I want to work on this winter and more and more often I think I'd like to work on something with smaller pieces.

Dear daughter was over the other day. I rounded up all the orphan blocks between here and Studio 3 and we spent the afternoon sorting them again into piles for potential comfort quilts. We made 8 piles with at least a dozen blocks each.at least. Some piles had less - those we filed away till we collect or make more so we have enough. As it is those 8 piles won't likely be finished quilts real soon. We have a shortage of fabric for sashing or borders and especially backs. But we had a good time.

I also have my tree table topper top done. Unless or except for any stars I may decide to add. I am thinking little ones just at the top of the trees in the corners. I didn't want it to scream Christmas so no red.  Center is intentionally left bare figuring there may well be a centerpiece placed there. I plan to quilt it this week. Wish me luck. 

Speaking of Christmas, we don't plan on putting up a tree this year cause Rudy would have a field day with it and the ornaments. I can't seem to find someplace to put a small one up high out of his reach. One morning I woke up to find him munching on the end of a spool of thread. He had at least a foot of the thread end in his mouth. Another morning he chewed the end off my husbands hearing aid. It was under warranty. Another morning he'd knocked my glasses to the floor and the patches for my next block into the trash. And people couldn't believe that I didn't want a kitten. Imagine that. Like I said, a bit of a distraction- but fun.

I think I will check out the linky party at Judys and postpone bills till tomorrow. 


6 comments:

MartiDIY said...

Nice quilt! It's also a great example of how fabric can totally change the look of a block.

Kittens are cute but into everything. I think I would have freaked over the hearing aid.

Lori in South Dakota said...

Woohoo--I LIKE your quilt! Laughed at the new cat--I think cats never outgrow getting into things. One year we had to put mousetraps under the tree--to keep the cats from climbing it! (Toppled it three times).

Most our snow had melted but its back again today.

Vicki in MN said...

I especially love your tree table topper-I assume it is one of your patterns?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your 9 patch is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Lori in South Dakota said...

The new 9 patch quilt is perfect. Can it live at my house? I have a BIG queen bed--I bet it would fit just fine. ;^)

Joyce Dean Gieszler said...

Love, love, love the new nine-patch!