Friday, July 24, 2009

Finished The One a Day Nine-Patch Quilt Along Top

I promised to take a photo of the finished one-a-day Nine Patch flimsy. I draped it over a railing and a chair and then let the rest of it fall onto the ground. It turned out really large! But I think you get the picture. Those nine patches are addictive. I really enjoyed making this top. I'll keep you informed of my progress on the second nine-patch quilt along. I'm not making that one quite so big. I think a lap size will be nice.And here is this week's Block Party block. It is called, "Hearth and Home". It's a 10-inch block, so I used batiks. I think that is what I was using for the 10-inch blocks. Sorry, my brain is not working very well today. This one is fairly easy and straight forward. I didn't like the cross in the middle so I made that part in a sort of pink colour. I was hoping that this progression of colour would give the feel of a star, bursting out from the centre. Well, I don't think I accomplished that, but I like it all the same.

It was rather difficult to do any quilting today, so I just worked on the weekly Party Block. My DS is here today, shovelling sand into the hole that used to be our pool. The sand people dumped 24 tons (!) of the stuff in my driveway a couple of days ago and now DS is moving it, shovel by shovel, wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow. It's quite a job and he keeps me busy, feeding him and getting him water and juice to drink.

I also got a call from my aunt this morning to say that my mother is back in the hospital. She had a series of small strokes which have left her kind of spacey and unable to walk. She keeps falling and her better half cannot pick her up anymore. We hope she will feel better soon. Hospitals are not a fun place to be in the summer.

13 comments:

Barb said...

I love the quilt.....and your block.....

blushing rose said...

What a beautiful colorful quilt. TTFN ~Marydon

Quilt Pixie said...

the ninepatch turned out wonderfully... I love the crisp slean feel the white gives it all :-)

Pat said...

Lovely block and super-looking quilt!!! Thanks for sharing the photos. (Surprising you got to show us the quilt without kitties being on it!!! LOL)

the dutch purple rabbit said...

i you're quilt looks amezing. i like the boarder. it makes it compleet.

and about the hospital. sometimes its better that other people take care so you and the rest can focus on fun stuf with her.

nynke

nicolette said...

Sorry to hear about your mother. Seeing no kitties in this post, I knew there was something going on.

Take care!

Your 9-patch quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!

*karendianne. said...

Boy does that nine patch make a girl happy. Nothing like nine patches. What a GRRRReat one.

I also like your block. I see what you were going for with the fabrics. I like that you shared that with us. Personally, I enjoy what you did with the fabrics and I super enjoy how you use your fabrics like paint. You're so into it!

Vicki said...

I love how the 9 patch quilt turned out, but where are the kitties, or are they hiding behind the quilt?

I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to her and your whole family. May she have a speedy recovery.

W. Latane Barton said...

Love it!!

Oiyi said...

Your 9 patch quilt is beyond beautiful. Great job!

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt and a beautiful block. I'm sorry your mother is back in the hospital - I don't think a hospital is a fun place to be at any time! I wish her a speedy recovery.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the block. It is a nice design. The quilt is so sweet. Love 9 patches.

Rinie said...

Twelve little lambs.
Sophia will at least learn to count till twelve.
It is beautiful.
No cats landed on the lambs?