20 May 2009

serendipity. or something.

so i've got this box of fabric scraps in my closet, and amanda jean of crazy mom quilts is hosting a quilt-along wherein we scrap-hoarders actually use our packrat tendencies for good and create a nine-patch per day. the idea is that after a few months, we'll each have enough blocks to comprise a sashing block quilt.

i, of course, like to do things in The Most Complicated Manner Possible, so i didn't even discover the quilt-along till this past monday, putting me exactly three weeks and twenty-one blocks behind the rest of the group.

i shall be a blocking fiend.

here's the first week's worth, done in two days in a fit of blocking fiendishness. (okay, so each one only takes like six minutes, but i like to heighten the drama. quilting needs more drama.)

blocks1a

blocks1b

also, it must be said that i have never made a quilt before. i have started two quilts, but abandoned them somewhere in the piecing/sashing stages, and now they sit in loosely folded rectangles of dejection. so i'm thinking this nine-patch group will be proper accountability for me.

in the meantime, please aim all your Prosperous Quilting Vibes in my general direction. grazie, and happy wednesday.

9 comments:

amandajean said...

your blocks look wonderful! thanks for joining in!

Kimberly said...

Love the vivid colours and patterns. Looks to be a lovely quilt - good luck!

hotflashmamaknowsbest said...

Sorry, I have NO quilting vibes to send you, and I'm okay with that. They look beautiful though.

DollieDimplesBoutique said...

Nic, I so love quilts. They remind me of quiet evenings on my grandparent's front porch swing!
That's going to be a beauty!

Susan

jen said...

hehe, quilting does need more drama. that's going to be lovely. I wonder if I could start something like this over the summer. you know cause i need another hobby.

Kristen said...

is it too late for me to join the fun??

Rebekah said...

Good for you - I haven't quilted in a long time, but I think some day I'll pick it up again. I look forward to seeing the finished product!

DollieDimplesBoutique said...

Nic, I so love quilts. They remind me of quiet evenings on my grandparent's front porch swing!
That's going to be a beauty!

Susan

amandajean said...

your blocks look wonderful! thanks for joining in!