Sunday, March 28, 2010

Crazy 9 Patch pieced and "Home"

What a busy weekend. My son and i were invited by his friend and his mother to go to their cabin for the weekend. The cabin was beautiful. It had a view of the Bigelow Mountains in Maine that was awe inspiring. It didn't get above 20 degrees the whole time we were there but the sun was out and there was very little wind. We spent a little bit of time outdoors but mostly in.
When I got home I couldn't wait to finish this quilt that was up on my design wall. It is the "Crazy Nine Patch" by Oh Franson. The tutorial on her blog looked so neat I had to try it. There is no waste with this quilt. I love it.
Now I have to decide what fabric to use for the backing and the binding. The shop hop in Maine starts on April 1st and runs through the whole month of April. I am putting together a list of all the things I am hoping to find at all the different quilt shops around Maine. There are 32 shops in Maine but I am definitely not making it to at least 2 of them. (They are 6 hours from me in different directions)
This block is for a block swap I am in. We were given the word "Home" as our inspiration for a block and asked to make a 10.5 inch block. In our house, home is centered around the fireplace. it is the warmest spot in the house .


oldbatt said...

Shop hops are 'sew' much fun! I make lists for garage saling (not a word) and love that I can refer back to it to keep me on task. Of course you always have to buy things that pull at you too - just like fabric - my motto - should have bought it when I saw it! Have a great day! Lisa

June Dodge said...

Crazy Nine Patch is a winner! Looks like fun!