Friday, November 03, 2006



Sewing a Bit :-)

Last night I was digging for something not quilting related and I came across a ziplock bag with 19 different 2" 30's strips. Goodness only knows what they were going to be and at this point it doesn't matter! LOL I had a BIG lightbulb moment - these would make really cute 9 patches. All I had to do was find some white yardage - cut a handful of strips and get busy. I can get four 9 patches from each strip so when I finish I'll have 76 9 patches. I don't have a plan but this was something I didn't have to think about - I could just sew. I managed to sew for a bit last night and it sure felt good - AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Now, I'm hoping that I'll be in the mood again later today. I'm wanting to made a surprise quilt for a friend so this might fit the bill. Something to think about.

Thought for today: "I get by with a little help from my friends" The Beatles

22 comments:

Libby said...

!!!!!YIPPEE!!!! I'm so glad you found your way back to your sewing machine. Aren't 9 patches the best -- you can do so much with them. Enjoy *s*

Sweet P said...

You're sewing again! Hooray! I knew you would find your sewing self again! Welcome back!

Linda_J said...

Perfect little project that will make up quicker than Jack Flash! Good that you were digging around, Gail.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Good going, they look great. When I started quilting I used to look at 30s prints and go YUK. Now I love them - how our tastes change...

Mary said...

Who needs a plan - I love nine patch blocks and quilts. There are lots of layouts you can use once you get the blocks done.

Hedgehog said...

What a lucky find! Have fun with them!

May Britt said...

Your back again..... I knew it. The ninepatches rescued you.

Nadine said...

You're the first blog I checked this morning : hurray ! THIS IS
LOVELY ! Aaah, you did a great job and I'm sooo happy ! Those 9 patches are soooo cute and you chose 30's reproduction fabrics : they go so well with that pattern !
Keep doing them, dear, you're on the right road !

Biiiiiig hug and smiles,

NADINE.

NADINE.

Carol said...

WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Can't go wrong with nine patches!

KCQuilter said...

Yay! Good for you. Gotta love nine-patches.

joyce said...

I love nine patches and in those fabrics they are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

See? Mindless sewing will get you out of a slump. 9 patches are my favorite block.

Anonymous said...

Ooooooohhhhh, you're sewing again and you're sewing with my favourite fabrics! Those look lovely - can't wait to see what you do with them. I used some 1930's fabrics and alternated the blocks with applique hearts - I needed my 9-patches to go a little further.

Hugs for your day and once again, it is nice to see that you are sewing.

Lisa D. said...

Your 9-patches are so cute, Darlene. And what's more important - they've got you back quilting again! Yahoo! So excited for you. Keep it going!

cher said...

hurray for you Darlene! cute 9 patches and so many different ways to use them in a quilt setting-mindless sewing is so often a great way to get your quilty motor going...and I can just feel the joy in your words...keep singing that happy song whilst you stitch away...with a little help from my friends...yay! yay!

Vicky said...

Great blocks, Darlene! I hear a little joy in your voice here!!!

(Big Hugs)

Cynthia said...

I'm so glad you have found something to work on. I love 30's prints and can't wait to see what you will do with these 9 patch blocks.

Judy said...

Well goody for you!! See I knew you could get back to it!

Simple 9 patches are perfect for any quilt. Alternate them with a solid and you have yourself a top!

Patti said...

Hooray for you!!!! You are sewing again - and enjoying it! I'm so very thrilled this happened. Soon we'll have the Darlene we know and love back with us. 30's prints are so very delightful - the perfect thing to coax you out of your slump. Can hardly wait to see what you do with these!

anne bebbington said...

You were meant to discover those strips - the little blocks are really pretty - so clean and fresh with that white

Suze said...

Doesn't if feel good to stitch a bit. And one of my favorites. The nine patch. Such a versitle block.

Suze said...

Doesn't if feel good to stitch a bit. And one of my favorites. The nine patch. Such a versitle block.

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