Wait! Wait! … don’t tell me!

(sorry…just love that NPR show and had to say it!)

I’m quilting again! Imagine that! 🙂

Last night I finished the binding on the Disappearing Recess quilt…using American Jane’s Recess fabric and the Disappearing Nine Patch block. It’s been washed and ready to go into my etsy store.




And then I started the Ben Franklin Mystery Quilt that is due by March 31st. (from the Sparks, Nevada store in the Greenbrae Shopping Center)

The idea is to make a small quilt or wall hanging by incorporating the fabrics in the mystery bag.

First, choose your color scheme and purchase the ‘Mystery Quilt’ bag of fabric. (each bag had either a pink or blue ribbon…I picked a blue one)

Second, choose your pattern and assemble your quilt using the fabrics in your bag and adding any additional fabrics of your choice.

Third, return your finished ‘Mystery Quilt’ by the deadline for judging.

Finished quilt size 40″x40″.

Each bag contains 1/2 yard of print and 4 1/4 yards of coordinating fabrics. Judging will be by the customers from April 1st – April 18th. Prizes to include fabric and gift certificates.

Here is a picture of the fabrics in my bag ~

A picture of the fabrics I added from my stash at home ~

And a picture of the blocks I made to incorporate into my quilt ~ Pinwheels and Crazy Nine Patches.

Wish me luck! 🙂

New Quilt Blocks ~ Nine Patch Variations

I’ve been looking at different quilting blogs and have come across two that have great tutorials…in which these two have caught my eye. Cluck Cluck Sew’s Disappearing Nine Patch and Oh, Fransson’s Crazy Nine-Patch.

I really like the blocks! Now I just have to figure out how I want to place them into a quilt. 🙂

For the Disappearing Nine Patch, I used two Moda’s Charm Packs that I’ve had for some time…Recess by American Jane. It makes a big block…about 13″.

For the wonky Crazy Nine Patch I picked out 9 different fabrics in the Cheep Talk line from Connecting Threads that I had bought months ago.

This was a fun block to make…although it was a bit hard to cut through the last two cuts. This makes an 8″ block.





I have five 1/2 yard fabrics from the Woodland Bloom line by Lila Tueller for Moda..I want more. Not exactly sure what I want to make with it yet, but I do know I’d like more fabrics from that line. They are VERY pretty. 🙂

UPDATE! I found two more pieces in this line here in town…now I have to turn to the internet.

And lookie! Sun hitting Mt. Rose and Slide Mountain this morning! A teaser from Mom Nature…as we’re getting more rain and snow tomorrow. Picture was taken looking out from the building here at work.