Monday, August 10, 2009

Nine Patchin' Away

In entering the nine patch swap with Anina, I received 32 nine patch blocks from other people. I've added many many more, including 12 coming in the mail from dietician daughter! I can't wait to get them. I'm striving for a queen size quilt. The alternating light yellow blocks are an old sheet that I cut up! Talk about Make It Do!
I will take this to a machine quilter, so I hope to keep the total cost of the materials at a minimum. I'd like to impress my guy that I can do this great hobby without breaking the bank for every quilt.

I haven't purchased any fabric, hopefully I can piece a batting, use big pieces from the ol' stash for the backing and binding! This quilt is "needed" for the queen size bed in the guest room that is at present BARE.
Take Care.
p.s. Take a look at daughter's blog, she has some neat finished projects.



14 comments:

Chara Michele said...

So many pretty nine patch blocks! Lucky you :)

Nancy said...

Hooray for 9 patches although I can't say that I love all of them:{ I really hope that you like the blocks that I sent you. And thanks for linking to me!

Dena said...

How nice that one of your daughters also enjoys quilting. Great nine patches.

amber_waves said...

Yes, I have slept on that bed and a new quilt will be great on it. Good work on the frugality.

Judy said...

Very pretty...I like how you used an old sheet, my mother does things like that.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is really super cute. What fun to exchange.

karen c. said...

Me nine patch good. I really like them too.

Allie said...

Wonderful - I love using old sheets for quilt parts!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, it looks great! I'm doing crazymom's 9patch quiltalong and I've been debating whether to set my blocks with yellow -- thanks for sharing yours -- helps me visualize! ;-)

jacquie said...

i love make do! queen size...that's a big one! i love the scrappiness of it. i know what you mean about not breaking the bank.

Petit Debutant said...

Hi,

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. The bare wood of the pie safe is actually growing on me so I hadn't planned on tackling the inside of it until I got bored with it!

I like the yellow and blue table runner you made!

amber_waves said...

We pulled our "couch" quilt that you made out of the cedar chest this weekend and it is now out for display. It looks great and it already got a few compliments.

sonali594 said...

each blog are beutifull lwt"s be friend!!

LeeAnn said...

That quilt is going to turn out great! I love the look of 9 patch quilts.