Friday, March 31, 2017

One Monthly Goal: Nine Patch Baby Quilt

I am blessed to be a part of a family of quilters.  My grandmother, two aunts and my sister all share a common obsession, but what's truly lovely is that our shared art form takes all of us in different directions.  It's fairly easy to tell who's is who's just by colour choice and pattern.

My grandmother goes about her quilts a lot different than I do.  Piecing isn't my favourite part, so I do only as much as the quilt requires.  Grandmother, on the other hand, makes many many blocks and auditions them until she is happy.  The rest go in a box and then every couple of years a yummy parcel of treats arrives in my mail box.


I think that some year, I will devote a year to using these blocks - yes, a year.  There are hundreds.  You can click this link to see what I've already done with past Grandma Blocks.

Meanwhile, these 8 looked so particularly delicious that I pieced them together immediately (with a block I made which I hope doesn't look too out of place.

Since this isn't on my list, I want it finished very quickly and thus it is my One Monthly goal for April.  Preferably I want it done in the next two weeks so I can give it away immediately.

I'm linking up with One Monthly Goal

8 comments:

  1. That must be fun to receive orphaned quilt blocks in the mail! Have fun finishing up your nine-patch!

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    1. I love using Grandma's blocks. Every time I use them I'm increasing the history and stories behind the quilt.

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  2. How fun to get blocks that way! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck on your project!

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  3. I love the colours in these blocks. I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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    1. Grandma loves her bright jewel colours! I'm excited for the finish too :)

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