Monday, June 28, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Well, it's almost Tuesday, but here's the progress on my 9-patch quilt:

I'm so sick of this quilt that I'm not going to make it as big as the book has it.  I love the quilt and it will be beautiful, but I can't keep this up.  The time and fabric I've put into this is more than I should have.  Since I strip pieced it instead of cutting up zillions of 1 inch squares, I used 4 times as much background fabric than what the pattern said.  You can only get about 7-8 blocks a 22 inch strip.

I'll add some borders and call it quits.  I want the blocks to "float" with a white border and then a small purple border.  If I feel brave, maybe add a white border with a small flower/leave applique around it.

I'm heading to bed.  For the first time in 8 years I get to sleep in a bed with DH in it on a weekday instead of just weekends.  And tomorrow and the next day...Life is good.


Amy said...

I understand your frustration and desire to move on. But just so you know, it is turning out great.

Kris said...

Wow!!! What a cool looking quilt top!!! How big (or should I say how small) are those ninepatches? I can't wait to see this quilt finished!!! Kris

Rhonda said...

You are doing a great job!!!!