Monday, April 25, 2011

Design Wall Monday--April 25, 2011

I hope everyone's Easter was lovely.  We had a cool and misty morning but enjoyed brunch with the family in a local hotel restaurant.  There was some sun in the afternoon and nice temps, perfect for a barbecue to finish up the day.  My weekend included some work on my UFO #4 for Judy's Challenge:
Four 9-patches to complete the 40 needed for my layout.

Yummy piles of 9-patches.  Most of these were from a swap I participated in last year by JulieK.  The alternate square in square blocks will form stars around the 9-patches in the Thimbleberries pattern I'm following.  It doesn't seem likely that I will get this quilt done, but definitely the top, by the deadline.  It's a very busy week!

Although the quilter who stitched these two did not follow the traditional 9-patch rules the rest of us did, I love these scrappy ones and they will go in my quilt.  See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.


Julie in the Barn said...

I love those 9 patches. I haven't decided what design to use mine in yet. My swap blocks are marinating in a baggie for the moment until inspiration strikes. Lucky you with a bit of sunshine for Easter. All we had was grey skies & more rain. Maybe I need to head south again.

Bonnie said...

9 patches are such a great, versatile pattern. And, there are tons of ways to set them. These are coming along nicely.

Chris said...

The 9-patches are yummy!! I really like the scrappy ones and they will look great in the quilt.

Marti said...

Those are yummy! I love the vintage look and agree those scrappy ones will fit in nicely somewhere in it.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Scappy 9 patch blocks are some of the best I think.

Shay said...

Rules are meant to be broken (at least some of the time )

Your 9 patches look brilliant! It's going to be a wonderful quilt. I can feel it in my bones.

Kate said...

Looks like a great quilt in the making! Have fun. Even if you don't get it done, moving foward is progress!

Kathie said...

love nine patches...guess the swap rules were not scrappy blocks?
oopss guess she didn't read the rules!
nice fabrics though, maybe even make one the label on the back?
can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Vivian said...

Yummy piles of 9-patches is right. What great fun to work with all of them.
Rules, schmules. Not for everybody, I guess. The unique ones can just be part of the story of your quilt.