I actually finished this nine patch last week but had to wait until today to have any sunshine so I could make some decent pictures of it outside. It’s been so gloomy and gray here in Tennessee this past week.
This was pick stitched with black Finca Perle 8 thread. Backed with Bella Solids 30’s yellow and bound with the same fabric. Not a self binding, which is what I initially thought I might do. I ended up making the binding separate because of the quilting on the back. I didn’t want the quilting stitches to run out to the edge of the quilt on the backside. I think it turned out pretty cute though. It measures 56 X 62 1/2. The batting is Warm and Natural cotton.
Finally finished the nine patch top! Yay! Didn’t think I was ever going to get to sew again at the rate things were going around here so am tickled to at least get this much done. Now to order the backing and binding. I’m leaning towards a solid soft yellow or very pale green and think I’ll self bind this one. Am debating whether to pick stitch this one or machine quilt it. Will have to think on that a little. 🙂
So even though I’ve got too many projects going on at once, I haven’t made much progress since my last post. I managed to finish the last 20 blocks for the nine patch last week but it’s still on the design wall, waiting for me to finalize the layout and get it all put together. 😦 I’m not happy with the value placement and the picture shows exactly what I’m talking about. Need to do some shifting and just haven’t had the brain cells to get started on it.
The flowering snowball and the fabrics for the baby quilts are also sitting there waiting for me. Not to even mention the rest of the ideas and things I am dying to do.
The reason I haven’t made much progress is because hubby and I are house hunting. As anyone that has been through the process knows, its time consuming, frustrating, and exciting all at the same time. It’s also a major distraction and is keeping me from my sewing machine. Spending hours on the computer searching listings and talking to realtors. Keeping our fingers crossed that we’ll find something soon that we love so I can start concentrating on these blocks again!