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The mauve chrysanthemum at the top of the page this week belongs to our daughter.
It is actually two plants that cost her $1.00 each last year. She put them in the
garden side by side and nurtured them along this summer.
Not too bright but I made up for it!
When I was on Facebook the other day, I glanced over to the right hand side of the page because something caught my eye. I clicked on it and it was this cute little quilt and the pattern was free. I had to sign up for it, but that was free too, so it was okay. I went back the next day and couldn't find it! I don't know where I signed up either so I was in a pickle. I remembered one colourful block up in the top left hand corner and some white blocks too. I gave up searching and hit EQ.
It is a disappearing nine patch. This is my first idea for it. Cut your blocks into charm square size -- 5" -- then make a nine patch. I had the orange fabric from a previous project so I hit the store and bought fat quarters of the other three. The white was on hand too.
Then I cut the nine patch......
and then I got to play! I moved this one here and that one there and then decided I liked this the best of all.
After an afternoon of sewing, I had one row done.
Friday is easy day at our house. Groceries in the morning and then we each do what we want to do. I sew of course and last Friday while the rain poured down outside it was the wisest decision. I finished the top. This is a baby quilt and it measures about 36 x 36. I must say I love it.
the binding is cut. It will be scrappy and I'll keep it in a Ziploc bag until I need it. On the bottom........that's the flannelette for the backing. I have an idea of how I want to quilt it. I know for sure I'm using lime green thread.
For the next couple of days, I'm going to show options for this nine patch. I fiddled and fooled some more on EQ one night. I'm so bored with television and this definitely has a lot more meaning for me.
A heads up for something new
If you love embroidery and want to get a head start on a little something for a special someone here is a link to a great little website from Australia.
Scroll down until you see the link to the PDF
I have printed mine off, but I think I'm going to make it larger. This is tiny embroidery for me. I like big stuff! Really big stuff.
There are two more coming and if I remember, I'll let you know. Now you know with that, you are on your own don't you. My memory is not that great. I have so much information stirring about in there, that another little bit is going to go the back and never be heard from again.
Gotta run for today...........................