Friday, August 26, 2011

Two of Nine

After another busy morning, I was able to get into the studio and get crackin'.
It turns out that all the delays and waffling about the design were 'meant to be'.
Initially I was making a new quilt for Dave's bed and when I told him, he suggested I shouldn't.
With the dawgs sleeping with him half the time and their not very clean selves most of the time, (not to mention dawggie warfare) it seemed to Dave that the quilt would be ruined in a short time.
But but but, I wanted to test myself on a really big quilt. Go ahead, he said, and just offer it for sale.
OK. I am happy it turned out this way. My new plan is to make a big ninepatch layout with each of the blocks finishing at 33" square to make a 99x99" queen size quilt. The log cabin blocks will alternate warm colors with cool colors and will be centered or off centered, for variety. Lots of prints will be used, as well as solids and hand dyeds.
This somehow made the design so simple and yet full of pattern.
With my new set-up, I have my stack of like colors/prints in the particular colorway and I can sew them together and press them without getting up. It almost seems too easy. Just the way I like it!



  1. Man-oh-man, you are fast! I really like this one! can't wait to see the finished quilt. Have a great weekend!

  2. Great idea and so beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  3. Now THIS should be interesting! :)

  4. I like, like, like...

  5. Wow Melody, sparkling colours!! (as always I should say ;-)....)

  6. Go, Girl! Can't wait to see it!!!!

  7. It's going to be always :)

    Are you QAYG'ing???

  8. Wow, these are great! are you quilting as you go? Are you sewing to a foundation piece or not?

  9. Mrs. Mel - Been following your new pathways in quilting and I love it! May even get me to dust off the sewing machine and give it a go. Just had to tell you I LOVE the start of your new 9 patch. Such HAPPY colors! Keep 'em coming!


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