Friday, March 4, 2011
A new D9P
I have been piecing this top as a leader and ender project, but today I decided to finish putting together the nine patch blocks. Here they are on the wall, just before I sewed them together. Now, I have cut them all again and am playing with placement on the wall. I am trying to decide whether or not to put sashing between the blocks. So far, I am liking the look without the sashing. I will have to find the fabric for the borders no matter which way I go. I used most of three charm packs for this part. This photo does not do the colors credit. Sorry about that.
The other thing I did today was to cut all the leftover food fabric into 2.5 inch strips. I found a great pattern in Kim Brackett's Scrap-Basket Surprises. The pattern is called Market Baskets. I thought it was apropos. It is all made from 2.5 inch strips. I am excited about making another quilt with these fabrics. Tom has already planned a place on the wall for it. Now, I just have to cut the strips into the right sizes. I also need to find enough light colored fabric for the ground. I was going to use the potato chip fabric, but I don't have enough. Looks like I am going to have to find some fabric sales.
Joyful quilting, everyone.