Thursday, March 15, 2012
A few months ago I decided to participate in a swap on the Kathy Tracy's Yahoo Board and ironically I was paired with Kaaren of The Painted Quilt. We were stunned but happy! :-)
While searching for 'the' quilt I remembered I had this book from Primitive Gatherings. It only took a few minutes to find 'the' quilt. I'll show you Kaaren's quilt further down in the post.
The small quilt required twelve 1.5" finished 'negative' nine patches. If you follow the method in the book to make nine patches you end up with an equal number of 'negative' and 'positive' nine patches. Negative - the lights are in the corners and center; Positive - the darks are in the corners and center. Easy peasy!
This is the small quilt I sent Kaaren. It's called "Little Red" in the book. You can see I needed 12 'negative' nine patches but now I had 12 'positive' nine patches seriously taunting me. LOL Earlier this week I finally had a plan for the menacing nine patches and then remembered I'd cut enough squares to make more. So I got busy making another set of positive and negative nine patches for two more small quilts.
Here are the resulting three small quilts - the one on the right was made with the 'positive' nine patches I had from making Kaaren's quilt. The other quilts were made with a new set of 'positive' and 'negative' nine patches. Do you see the HUGE error I made? Obviously my mind was drifting but 'it is what it is'. Sigh! ;-)
Which is your favorite?
I'm really having a ton of fun with my "snippets of fabric and time" and find myself smiling :-) everytime I finish one. So, while chatting with a friend the other night I was trying to explain how I feel while making my small quilts ---- the first word that came to mind was GIDDY!!!! Yep, I feel very, very GIDDY everytime I finish one. A grown woman feeling GIDDY is not a bad thing, is it? LOL
Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me! Christmas Through The Year posts will resume on Monday - thank you for your patience.