Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sew, Mama, Sew! Quilting Month - Part 1

I don't have a huge stash of awesome fabric but I am very happy with the selection that I made -- from said stash -- for the first Sew, Mama, Sew! Quilting Month block. The theme of the week is the Nine Patch with variations. I chose to do the Disappearing Nine Patch (get tutorial here) and just make one block. I'd like to try the Crazy Nine Patch but want to wait until I: 1. have the time to do all nine blocks like in the tutorial and 2. pick out some new fabrics (see stash issue above).

I really like how the block came out though. I also liked just working on a single block. I took my time, made sure everything was even, ironed the bee-jesus out of it...stuff I might not do as well when I have a stack of pieces I'm trying to put together.

I'm going to wait and see what the next block is before I finish this one off...I may continue to use the same fabrics and then put them together somehow at the end.

Can't wait to see what everyone else did.

PART 3 - Log Cabin Variations
PART 2 - Nine Patch Blocks with Triangles


Kate said...

I like the red, cream and black together!

Jacquie said...

I chose this one too. I want to try that Crazy Nine Patch, but when I read through the tutorial, I needed some time for it all to sink in. I really like your fabric choice for your block. Nice work!

Kristin said...

Very pretty! I've been ironing more than I usually do too. It does make a difference though, doesn't it?

lizziwhizz said...

This came out lovely! I'm going to do a single block of some that they post, then assemble them all together. These colors that you have here would make a very dramatic quilt.

Anonymous said...

I really like this block, I've never seen it before. It'll make a cool secondary pattern when assembled I imagine.

bettyninja said...

Oh you are so good to be quilting along with sew mama. I want to, but I may have to only do one per week. We'll see.