I had a productive quilting week, as I shared in the two previous posts. I appreciate the many comments on both Blue Coins and Postage Stamp Stars.
Last Monday I showed the 9-patch blocks on my design wall. They are made from 2" squares and thus are 5" unfin/4.5" fin. I was pretty sure I would set them alternately with hourglass blocks. I made a sample. I was not excited.
I did a Google images search for "nine patch quilts" and Bonnie Hunter's Dancing Nines came up. It was just what I wanted. Click here to see the pattern.
Speaking of 9-patches, here are multiple mini-9's (3.5" unfin) for the Block Swappers. I didn't participate in the quarterly swaps last year and I want to replenish my supply.
If you click on flimsy completion tab at the top of the page you'll note that the to-be-quilted list is shorter. Not only have I finished three quilts this month, but I've also sold four flimsies. I listed them on the Quilters Virtual Yard Sale Facebook group. Selling flimsies is not a light decision. Am I giving up too easily? If I quilt it myself will it look decent? If I pay to have it quilted will I get my money's worth (particularly important for a charity donation)? The proceeds from these sales will go into my sewing machine savings account.
I'm linking up with the usual suspects at
Patchwork Times (Design Wall Monday)
Love Laugh Quilt (Monday Making)
Quilting is More Fun Than Housework (Oh Scrap!)
P.S. Here's a photo of this morning's sunrise. When I went out to the back yard to take the picture I heard bird calls . . . how many weeks until spring?