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.)
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.
For my brother, Andy (1973 – 2016)
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