Monday, August 11, 2014

more mini nines

Over the weekend I sewed up some more mini nine patch blocks. This project has been on the back burner for awhile!
Here are the 36 newest blocks. Man, they are fiddly! I'm using any color combination that strikes my fancy at the time. I'm trusting in the theory that "more is more" when it comes to scrap quilts. Hopefully it holds true once again!
Now I have 85/396 done. Progress is slow, but it's progress nonetheless! I'll take it. :)

If you want to make a few of your own, the block measurements can be found in this tutorial.

Happy Monday to you!

44 comments:

Lisa H. said...

This project is fantastic! I can't wait to see the finished quilt top. You don't shy away from the tiny-tiny!

Lana said...

Kuddos!!! That looks really great...but let's break it down to 100s. You are 85% done when you look at it like that!
Happy Monday!

Lana said...

you got that math right?

Clair said...

I wish I had time to make some of those blocks (on a possibly bigger scale). Another thing to add to my quilt making list for after my adventure.

Terri said...

These blocks are so adorable! Cool project!

Crafty Ashley B said...

So cute!!! Love them! I don't think I would have the patience for this kind of project!

Susanhusan said...

I love your colors! I wish that I had your scrap basket :)

Tracy said...

I love it! Not sure I have the patience for those small blocks, maybe some day!

Carie said...

Oh wow aren't they gorgeous - I love that your colour palette is still coming across fairly consistently even with a random pick and mix approach!

einfach bunt said...

Wow!!
:-)

ipatchandquilt said...

Super duper cute!!!
Esther

Cille said...

Maybe fiddly now but it will be amazing in the end :)

Susan C. said...

More is definitely more! Keep going as Dory says , " keep swimming just keep swimming"
Now not to get all mathy on you all, sadly NOT 85% completed....but almost 25% which is halfway to halfway and after that it's all downhill in my book of quilty. C'mon you love a challenge admit it. ;-) have a great day!

Maryse said...

Very very cute, I like this a lot, I wish I had come up with that idea myself...:)
Thanks for the tutorial!

Svarta Malin said...

Boy! Those blocks are MINI!!

Frog Quilter said...

Cute blocks!!! I can see making a gazillion of them.

SewPsyched! said...

So bright and happy and cute! Just like you!! Happy week to you :)
XX!

Kristal said...

This could be interesting to do with miscut fabric that is otherwise not salvagable. This gets my brain churning and doesn't help with the U.F.O.'s I should be planning on finishing.

Kvilttaaja said...

That is really cute.

Helen in the UK said...

Looking gorgeous so far :)

Suzanne said...

I enjoy seeing the constant progress on your long tern projects. Slow and steady wins the race.

Lorna McMahon said...

These new additions look great added to the mix. They are all sew cute!

Annie said...

Gorgeous - in true Crazy Mom style - Happy Anniversary BTW

Thimbleanna said...

You're killing me Smalls!!! It's going to be adorable -- what a perfect project for scraps!!!

Tiffany.TF said...

I just made my FIRST nine patch pin cushion this weekend and I am so excited to see the results of this scrap project.

S Staum said...

I remember you were making these at Camp,Stitchalot last August! Considering all you do, I think you're plugging along quite well! I don't know if you remember the camper from Toronto that shared the Building Houses from Scraps quilt with 365 paper pieced houses- she made one everyday? Well, I was all fired up to make one and I'm stalled at 65 houses. You've inspired me to get them out of the closet and start building again. Only 300 to go!��

Ina said...

wow! i love it! the color variety is working beautifully! ;p

Anne said...

They are awfully cute little blocks. With scrappy quilts I do think the more the merrier most times so have a merry time making more.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Yes, I agree--the more, the merrier!

leanne said...

wow - this is just super cute - one for my to-do list for sure !

leanne said...

wow - this is just super cute - one for my to-do list for sure !

Quilt Lady said...

Nice

u keep sewing said...

Love the miniature things!! Very nice also really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

Hettie's Mum said...

Wow these are lovely! What a great idea. :-)

Agen Tattonox said...

Thank you so much for picking my card as one your winners from the teddies challenge, it is such an honour.
Thank you for all your hard work in making the challenge so successful, it's a shame that the challenge is ending but I can totally understand your reasons and wish you all the best.
Sue xx obat penghilang tatto

Johanna said...

This looks great! I think your "more is more" approach is working wonderfully!

Judy said...

I have a shoeboxx full of nine patch blocks, maybe a new project!

Noel Minneci said...

I love what you do and am inspired by your ideas for Sunday Morning Quilts. I will make some of these nine patch squares but perhaps a bit bitter. It is sew much fun to see these new ideas from traditional quilts on the blogs. Because of you, and Pinterest, I now have a whole new world of ideas to choose from... and I've been quilting since the 1970's!

Katie V said...

Oh that's coming together beautifully! It's busy yet cozy. I like it!

Quilt Lady said...

I made a bow tie quilt with 4" finished bow ties. 586 total and I love it. Hangs on my wall in by bedroom. You will love it when you finish it looks great.

Nicky said...

So very cute! Love these!

Linda said...

I am SO in LOVE with this little quilt so far! Nine patch blocks are some of my favorites anyway and then minis to boot! I love the motion of the nine patch and it is just amplified by the smaller size. It's a feast for the eyes! Can't wait to see it finished!

Meg B said...

Great idea for using leftover materials. love it.

~ Toni ~ said...

I love it! Now I know what to on do with thr small 9 patch blocks I was given by a fellow guild member. Thank you for the inspiration!