Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the last 10


i finished my 9 patch blocks yesterday for the one a day quilt along!!!!
i haven't had time to lay out all 70 out yet,
so i'm a little nervous...i hope they all can get along. :)
i'm not sure that i should admit this, but i'm already planning my next one...
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today is day 58 of the quilt along.

64 comments:

Kristine said...

I finished mine yesterday. Are you going to wait until day 70 to give the rest of the instructions for the lattice and borders?

Cheryl said...

I think they will look great! You've certainly got cohesive color in the blocks in this photo!

WillowBean said...

oooooh! i like. what is that hexagon/honeycomb print in the corner of that block that's second from the left on the top....i love it!

Starbound Studios said...

looks great! I finished all of mine 9-patches and am now finishing the top, layering, and machine quilting to have it ready to bind on a trip this weekend. Such an inspiration you are!

Always,
Katy
http://starbound-studios.blogspot.com

Goddess in Progress said...

Next nine-patch project or next quilt-along??

There's always something else in the quilting queue, isn't there?

Barb said...

coming right along, I was doing that too until I decided to cut them up into a disappearing nine patch...shewee, lots of work but turned out real nice.

Laura said...

I love looking at the blocks and quilts for everyone in this quilt-along. I wish I'd joined in. Maybe next time! I think your blocks look great!

rachel griffith said...

cute, cute, cute.
loving that green polka dot print!!!

and next one...*sigh*

Hincha's said...

I am putting my sashing between my blocks right now. It looks great.

I am totally ready for the next quilt a long.

farmgirldrygoods said...

i have yet to do a quilt-a-long... hope to join the next one!

Dorraine said...

I finished my 70 blocks on Saturday and can't wait until you tell us what to do next! I also can't wait for the next project!!

Nichole said...

i'm a little nervous to lay mine out all together as well. i hope your's turn out well! :)

Stefanie said...

Oooh goodness, I better get all those squares together that I have cut out! I'm interested to see how they mingle as well, but I'm thinking of it as a scrap quilt and determined to appreciate it's happenstance. Way to keep us on course!

connie said...

I just laid mine out this morning. I have 63 and am thinking I will go to 70 or maybe more. I love doing this. Thank you again for the motivation. I put photos on my blog today of the blocks I have.

Jessica Christensen said...

You're planning your next quilt-along or your next nine-patch quilt. I still have about 30 nine-patches to go -- perhaps more. I'm going to go catch up right now. You know I'm going to do the next quilt-along even though I shouldn't. I can't resist. Plus, it uses up my stash. Always a good thing. I love your Joann's green polka dot. Your blocks look great.

LauraJ said...

I'm quilting my quilt. Really boring lines diagonally. I can't wait to finish this quilt so I can move on to others as well.

Dana said...

I'm done with mine too. And just waiting for the word on what to do next.

Oh. And I'm so already planning my next one too. I LOVED making those nine patches.

Clair said...

Nine patches can be fun!

Janet said...

Now starts the fun, creative part. Playing with the layout once all the monotonous sewing is done is very satisfying. Have fun. We always have our next quilt turning over in our mind.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

now have fun laying them all out! woohoo!

Jackie said...

Can't wait to see the layout!

Sarah said...

I've just finished my 84 squares, got a bit carried away! Can't wait for the next step.

Eila said...

I finished my 56... i hope your's turn out well!

Frogdancer said...

Right.

I haven't done any for about 3 weeks. School holidays start here in 3 days. Two glorious weeks without teaching. I WILL catch up!

CJ said...

Has anyone ever called you an overachiever?? :D I have not kept up at all with MY blocks although I have kept up with yours. ;) I still plan on doing it though and keep cutting out little blocks out of my scraps. I think I just wanted a bigger selection in front of me before I started sewing blocks together. I can't wait to see yours all laid out. How big is this going to be??

Laura said...

i really wanted to play along using zippity doo dah from Sandy Gervais, but I STILL haven't started...I am still planning to do it, I will just have to be waaay behing everyone else!

Kristi said...

I am just getting into it- finished up #19 today. I think I might just go with a smaller quilt- see how many I can get made quick. thanks for doing this! so inspiring.

dotti white said...

Amandajean...I have part of mine done but am working hard to catch up. I am so excited and I, too, worry about them getting along. Heather's looks great, though.

SuzyQSparkles said...

Of course they will all "get along"! They are from your stash after all. Besides some of the best old quilts are everything but the kitchen sink types and we love to look at all the different little bits in them. :D

Tara said...

I can't wait to see how this all comes together! It'll be fun to look at the blocks and say "Oh those of from this quilt", etc...--Even I recognize some!

Dianah said...

I have 54 done. I am loving this. It is such a hodgepodge of stuff I have made in the past. I love seeing the fabric come out of my scrap bins and remembering what I made and who it was for. This has been so fun!

Jessica said...

I'm sure all those squares will be the best of quilt buds. And another quilt-along...fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Last side of the hand stitched binding to go and I realize I missed a row of hand quilting, grrr. I was hoping to get it washed and all cuddly and fluffy tonight. It will have to wait until tomorrow...... Anxious to get a picture in all this beautiful weather!

Linda said...

ack! I'm 18 behind now! I think I might just make mine smaller, LOL!

Thimbleanna said...

Don't do it! Step away from the ideas!!!! I'm behind and I can't catch up!!!!

Jen said...

Can't wait to see it all laid out!

Needled Mom said...

I finished mine too. I can't wait to lay them all out and see if they get along.

Qubie said...

These blocks looks great. I'm making 72 6" 9-patch blocks myself, but not for the quilt along. It's for another project. I just need to square mine up and they will be done. I find it harder to quilt in the summer. I'm more of a cooler weather kind of guy when it comes to quilting.

Jodie said...

It will be a crazy quilt party when they all get together !

Bluebell said...

Love the nine patch the fabrics are all so pretty I just finished a yellow and white nine patch and I love it so simple but so effective.

Jenny said...

Lovely, I have only managed about 40 so far but will keep plodding on.

Nanci said...

I've been on dial up and didn't even see the start. Now I must go back. I am doing nine patch for a project...I may catch up....no, it's not gonna happen...

Julia said...

I think they will "get along" beautifully! They look great!

Annie said...

I'm 8 days behind, but have lots cut out ready to go, so I WILL catch up. Looking forward to holidays VERY soon.

jaybird said...

i'm stuck at 39. i need to find a way to get back into it... i need more scraps!!

Judy said...

I can't wait to see a snap of them all laid out! I think it will look fantastic!

And I might just have to play along the next time too!

Trudy Callan said...

Enjoying your blog.

If you would like to pay me a visit, you can find me at:

www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

I just posted some sweet little quick and easy little sundresses I made for my 8 year old daughter with instructions on how to do it yourself, and I recently made a maxi dress for myself from a 1974 pattern I found in an antique store.

Regards,

Trudy

(My 8 year old also has her own blog where she shares her sewing adventures. www.sewingsister.blogspot.com

Rebekah said...

yay! I can't wait to see it all laid out

Anina said...

Woohoo! I have more nine patch thingies planned too. So many color combinations to play with!

Arianwen said...

I had so many scraps I am making 100 another day or so to go. Yours look lovely a lot sbtler than mine!

heather said...

it's funny that you say that because i love this quilt soooo much that i've thought the same think. the white sashing will make them play together nicely. :) i was wondering the same thing and then the white does wonders!!!

Anonymous said...

Our guild makes 9 patch quilts to be shipped to a US base hospital in Germany for wounded soldiers.The blocks are designed by the public at events throughout the community. When we get ready to sew these blocks into a quilt, they are quite diverse. But once the sashing and border is one, the quilts are beautiful. We are amazed, but pleased. So relax, your blocks will get along and be beautiful. Pat in CC

Nile e Richard said...

Hi Amanda.
Beautiful their blocks.
bjtos.Nile.

beth said...

it looks great. wish i would have joined!

Cheryl said...

Looks great! I better get moving!

duckyhouse said...

Amandajean, You put me to shame. I fell off the radar a couple dozen blocks ago. I think I'll catch up but it might have to wait a bit while we spend our days outdoors. Summer is here for only such a short while.

Lavinia said...

Wow!! they look great, can´t wait to see all the blocks together!! I´m so behind!! Good work!

Hillary and Cameron said...

How do you plan on quilting this quilt? I'm doing the sashing now and find that to be a nice change from sewing all those 9-patches together!

Aunt Spicy said...

So far they look amazing together, I am sure the final version will be stunning! I wish I had done this...I'll join in next time!

Tracy T. said...

Aaack! I'm behind! I've been quilting a queen size and camping and berry picking and...

I just started back in today, and the going is slow! I've run out of scraps and am now being FAR too particular about what goes with what!

jacquie said...

i'm sure it will be amazing!

Chara Michele said...

Loving the 9 blocks!

Connie said...

Wow! You are so quick! These 10 blocks look great. I am sadly lagging behind with 22 made...I am plugging along - this is my first quilting experience inspired by you and I am having lots of fun. Thanks!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I am sooo far behind. I am sewing and sewing, just not fast enough! Your blocks look great. I can't wait to see the finished quilts.