Nine blocks that is!
I work from home, and sometimes my office is real cold. Especially when I first wake up in the morning. So yesterday I was thinking about it and decided I needed a small quilt that i could just throw over my legs and feet but wouldn’t be bulky and take up too much room between me and the desk.
I originally planned to use bright bold colors. And i knew I wanted just something simple.
So why not a simple 9 patch block, made lap size?
I kept looking through the fabric, picking out this and that. Bright one here, bold one there. But i was drawn to the sewing-related fabrics over and over.
And that is how I ended up with this:
Penny approves of it as well:
I’m actually surprised she let me take the first photo before she ran over and flopped onto the fabric.
The next step was the border. I envisioned a border that used all 5 printed fabrics. But i needed to break it up a little where the printed border would meet the printed squares.
A narrow red border seems to do the trick.
I ran out of bobbin thread just as I finished the last piece of the red border and then looked at the time. To keep myself from staying up too late sewing, I did not refill the bobbin. But i did cut pieces for the two side lengths of border.
And then laid them down to see if I liked it in person as much I did in my head.
Penny still approves!
Tomorrow I can hopefully get the pieced border added on. This one being on the smaller side, I’m going to try to quilt it myself. Just something simple. I think this one will be just a little over 36×36 once finished.
On that note though, the Blind Tiles quilt is up at Sew Crazy ready to go to the quilter along with a stack of other quilts. Once it’s back I can bind it and it’ll be ready for use. I can’t wait!