After two pleasant months in Florida, I'm missing the warm weather but happy to be back home with all my quilty things. I was fortunate to be staying in a condo with room to set up a quilting area, although some improvisation was required.
As soon as Annie's Quilt was finished, I set to work on another baby quilt. The disappearing 9-patch is such an easy pattern, so I decided to use it again, this time in flannel (the new baby will be in Ireland, where "warm" is an elusive concept).
5" squares are stitched into 9-patch blocks
The blocks are cut in half in both directions
But when I put the squares together, I hated it! I turned those puppies around in every possible direction, but it just never looked good.
I don't know if there isn't enough contrast, not enough variety (3 patterns in each of 3 colors) or if I just don't like the fabrics. Whatever, this quilt is not going to Ireland! I stuffed it all in a bag and have put it away until I need something to do (?!?). I'm sure it will make a fine donation quilt.
More Barrister's Blocks
Remember the Farmer's Wife quilt that morphed into the Barrister's Blocks? If not, it's probably because I haven't mentioned that project in half a year! I got so busy with other things that I hadn't worked on these blocks since September. I cut the fabric for six of the blocks before I left and brought them along, so when the baby quilt didn't work out, I went to work on these. After all those half-inch logs in Annie's Quilt, these 6-1/2" blocks didn't seem so bad!
This one looks even better in person -- the camera washed out some of the color. Still pretty!
(These are over-exposed, too)
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