This posting is a little late, but we’ve been car shopping this week, so I’ve been busy. I was getting ready for bed last night, and this idea just popped into my head, so I went to my sewing room and whipped out a few blocks.
I love the look of wonky 9-patches but have never made them myself. I’ve had this dog fabric around (around 6 yards of it!) since we got our Old English Sheepdog five years ago. I had intended to make a crate cover (big dog=big crate, hence all the yardage) but never got it done, and he is just as happy with it uncovered anyway.
I didn’t know what to do with this fabric except for make a baby quilt, but six yards would make a ton of baby quilts. It’s also hard to find coordinating fabrics for a print like this. I happened to have the black and white dot print that I had picked up on clearance a while back, so I tested out the wonky 9-patch. It worked!
As I was sewing the patches together, I kept thinking that I didn’t know how this would turn out to be square, but it definitely did. They’re sewing up quickly and easily. For this particular baby quilt, I’ll sew sixteen of these blocks that finish to 8.5″ square. I’m about halfway through the bunch and plan to finish tonight.
Unfortunately, I doubt I’ll get the top sewn together this week since I’ll have to pack for my vacation to Florida soon and will be away next week. However, it’s a nice easy project to give me a few minutes of distraction between packing and cleaning.