Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nine Patch Wonder

I finished the Nine Patch Wonder I started last week after first cleaning our garage. No, it wasn't this bad but close. No basements and small closets in Florida houses can lead to this! And the creatures I had to deal with! Skinks, mice, cockroaches, tiny tree frogs, yuck! I gotta admit the tree frogs were cute, would fit on a quarter, I just had to round them up to make sure they'd be okay. After 3 Goodwill trips it was onto my Nine Patch Wonder.
I have mixed feelings about how it turned out. I think it's too small scale-y. Look, the blue I used for the hourglass blocks "reads" solid it's so small scale. How I missed this fact before I started cutting it out is beyond me. The LQS sample quilt used a darker, medium scaled fabric but they were sold out of it.

It's from the Flag Day Farm line. I looked in all the area quilt shops but no one had any left. I guess in retrospect I should have bought it online.

Anyway, it's done. What do you think?

This is the fourth quilt I've made out of the Jelly Roll Quilts book. I have to admit without the LQS sample I would never have made this one as the one in the book is rather, um, unappealing. How about you, have you made any of the quilts in this book? I'd love to hear about it!
Talk to you later, and remember the Year of Schnibbles Parade brought to you by Sinta and Sherri is coming soon!


Joyce said...

I love this quilt and you did a great job on it.

Seams Sew Together said...

I think this quilt looks great and you should be proud of yourself. Well done!!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

I completely understand about Florida houses and their lack of space. I could use some bigger closets and a basement too. Those tree frogs are cute...until they jump on you! Yuck.

Alicia said...

I have this book too! I have finished one, and am working on the second! I like this book. The instructions are crystal clear (for me, a beginner). You are right, this example in the book was not the best of the bunch.

Rose Marie said...

Ah .... what's not to love about a 9 patch .... and I do love this one!