Sunday, February 08, 2009

Plodding along

It was a busy weekend with family activities and parties so I haven't had much time for quilting. In my stolen moments of sewing, I have been plodding along with the DD blocks. I decided to make the double 9 patches be the outside blocks that will butt against the brown floral setting triangles (see layout #2 here) so I needed to make 12 more double 9 patch blocks....which means 12 x 5 = 60 3" 9 patch blocks! But I didn't have much fabric left. I cut all my remaining scraps into small squares and have been trying to cobble together the last few blocks. Makes me remember how great strip piecing is for sewing blocks like this...I made the first 20 blocks in much quicker time than the last 12.

9 comments:

Lynn E said...

I haven't started the DD yet yours looks great!

Libby said...

It may take a little extra time, but the effort will be so well worth it *s*

Greenmare said...

it is really looking pretty!!!!

MARCIE said...

I get myself in those kind of pickles all the time, but the extra effort is what make it a fabulous quilt. Yours is a beauty!

MAMACRAFTY said...

Gorgeous!~! absolutely gorgeous!~!

Nicole and Phil said...

the colours are working really well!! lots of great sewing!

Quilter In Paradise said...

i love your colors! i'm still plodding along on mine, too...
someday!
Beth

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Beautiful love your choice of colours...

Helen in the UK said...

Loving your colour combo for the mystery. Keep plodding along and you'll soon get there :)