Monday, June 7, 2010

The 9-Patch Project

I noticed a little summer quilting project at Rosebud's Cottage.  Starting June 1st, make one 9-patch block per day until mid-August, and end up with a quilt at the end of the summer.  Now this sounds like a great way to use up all those scraps I keep collecting!  Not only that, but I think that even I can keep up with 9-patch blocks.  No pressure - one a day or play catch up when necessary.  The original project instructions are here if anyone else is interested in an easy summer project.  There will be simple sashing and setting instructions later in the summer.

OK, so it's June 7th.  I whipped up 5 blocks after supper tonite, so tomorrow night I can catch up the other 3.  My plan is to use up scraps and not try to match every little piece.  This is very hard for me - it seems like I want everything to be just-so, and I'm not even thinking about it until I catch myself doing it.  This will be my first unplanned, scrappy quilt.  Very scrappy!  I hope it's not ugly when I'm done.


  1. I LOVE scrappy quilts! I have quite a stash of fat quarters as a result. I'm sure it will turn out nicely. It'll probably turn out to be a very freeing project!
    :) Ann

  2. Sounds like fun! I look forward to seeing it, both in progress and as a finished project. Happy sewing!


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