Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Scrappy CW Play

On Saturday I felt like piecing and poked around the messy sewing room for something to play with.  While looking for something else, I found a few orts left from previous projects.  Handily next to that bin was another full of civil war prints.  An idea was born. 

I do think nine patches are some of the friendliest blocks around.

 So I decided to make some more.  This Judy Rothermel print is one I've hoarded for a couple of years. (CW prints do not go well with my ironing board cover!)

The three new nine patches joined two other leftovers from Julie's 9 patch swap from a few years ago.  The plain blocks just happened to be exactly the right size--they are leftovers from the 50 bowties quilt I made for my brother a few years ago, a Thimbleberries print in that warm golden tan I like so much. 

I had just a couple of 2.5" strips of this second Thimbleberries print that I sliced in half for a narrow border to float the center.  Another hoarded Judy Rothermel print for the outer border completed the small quilt top.


You can hardly tell where I pieced the outer border strips, can you?  While looking for something else, I found one more piece of the plain block Thimbleberries print, which is exactly the right size for a backing.  It was sure nice to have some piecing fun playing with orts!

11 comments:

Janet O. said...

Turned out great, Annie! What a wonderful little project for a nice feeling of accomplishment. Makes me want to go play with my CW scrap basket. : )

Stephanie said...

I agree about 9-patches being friendly little things. This is a subtle beauty. I love the border choice too. I have a couple of Thimbleberries quilting in my house. Still love them.

Shay said...

I remember that tan fabric. And your brother’s bow tie quilt...

Seeing your lovely CW project reminds me how much I like CW fabrics...I see a project coming up in my future using my CW stash too!

Lorraine said...

great to have fun with orts!! and bring pieces of past projects together to create a whole new one!

Sherrill said...

Very cute--LOVE!

At the corner of Scrap and Quilts said...

The 9 patch is my favorite block I think; so simple and easy and yet, it always turns out interesting. You did a great job. Love the border fabric ... well, I love them all.
Thanks for sharing.
Chantal

Vivian said...

When you play and have fun, how nice that to get something done--and quickly too. I also love that soft T.Berries gold.
What a fun squiggly border fabric. I had to smile at the contrast of your CW fabrics with your ironing board cover. Similar in my house.

Kate said...

Great way to use up left overs. Even better it's mostly done in just one weekend. Nicely done.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

No, you can't see where you pieced……what fun came out of your 'messy' sewing room!! Hey, you said 'messy' first!! ha!

Dawn said...

That's double the fun when it all comes out of your stash.
Well done!!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Well done, Annie, I love your impromptu creation... meant to be!