Another UFO

I was looking for a backing for another quilt yesterday and came across this blue that was perfect for some nine patch blocks that have been sitting around forever. After a 10 mile hike yesterday afternoon I got the blue cut and laid out the blocks for a small donation quilt.

We’re off to Kingsland, GA for a bridal shower for Becky. Keith is coming along for the 5 and 1/2 hour drive and we’ll take the kids out to dinner tonight before heading back in the morning.


  1. Mary, here we go again. This is too funny! Just last night a friend and I were discussing the fact that I’d never made a nine patch quilt – with either a straight or on point setting. Opened up your blog and there’s one. LOL I love it!

  2. I love your choice of blue fabric! It really sets those nine patches off. It would seem that we all have some nine patches lurking somewhere in our studios! *VBG*

  3. You are right, the blue is just right for those blocks- good catch! You might have just passed that by in your search for backing, I probably would have.

  4. hurray for finding the perfect fabric and enough of it to make this quilt top sing. enjoy the shower and fun time with the kids.

  5. Ohh, that’s a perfect blue for the nine patches, isn’t it?I can just see this being some little boy’s quilt, it’d be good for marching action figures across the squares… 🙂

  6. The blue makes those 9-patches pop! Great job in using up more stash! You totally sound like me–looking for one thing, find something else and pretty soon you are on a total different track!

  7. That blue really is perfect for those nine patches! Good on your for getting some exercise … I’m such a lazy bones, I don’t think I’d ever make it thru 10 miles!*hugs*Tazzie🙂

  8. I have a stack of 9 patches that I’ve been playing around with – and I am going to set mine like yours too – in blue! About that big and then with a row with white for the background and a final row with red for the background. Changing the background color will give it the appearance of a border – a good trick for someone who struggles with borders (that would be me!). So, of course I just love this quilt! I just have to get blue fabric…Cheers!Evelyn

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