Saturday, March 6, 2010

First squares done

I have now completed 18 squares for the crazy nine patch quilt I mentioned.I'm making this. These are the first nine.

1st blocks

Too Chrismissy? What do you think? I'm going to have white squares in-between the lattice.
I've been having a few problems lining up the (not so) squares. I'm trying a few different things  to try and make them join up better. Any hints? It's also been really hard to cut through 9 layers of fabric (more when there is a join) so I've stuck some masking tape to my cutting matt and I'm lining them up and cutting that way with only a few layers at a time.

I was lucky enough to receive Denyse Schmidt's Book for my birthday so I've been reading that from cover to cover on my train trips. Now to decide which one to make first. I love them all but need to take baby steps!!

Off to make a school library bag for Little A. It's already a month late so I better get a move on.



  1. I'm excited to see that you're making this quilt! It's on my list of many, many things I want to make. I also have the Denyse Shmidt book, which again adds to the list of many things I want to make . . . ha ha ha! Anyway, I love your wonky 9-square lattice quilt. I don't think it's too Christmassy, since there's so much more red than green. Any more green might have made it that way. It looks great and makes me want to tackle this project so much more!

  2. Can you make one for Riley while your at it! lol

  3. Actually didn't think "xmas" about your patchwork until you mentioned it but now yes it looks xmassy but still really really good. lol

  4. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the colours, and it doesn't look Christmassy at all.

  5. I love those blocks - can't wait to see the finished quilt!


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