Monday, 7 July 2014

Monday's options

Judy L from Patchwork Times was doing a scrappy BOM.  I said "was" because she, unfortunately,  had to stop due to technical problems with the linky thingy or something like that, things I don't truly understand yet. Anyway, it was the first time I'd joined a group and it was the first time I was challenging myself in using only scraps. Needless to say I was very sad to hear the news (and probably some of you too). These are my renditions of the blocks that Judy had proposed to us from January through May.

The last block was a Spool block which I love so I grabbed that idea and ran with it.

and ran some more .... (starting to sound like Forrest Gump!)

and then the news came that there will be no more.  :(

This past weekend I was looking at the blocks thinking "it's so sad.  All these beautiful blocks and nowhere to ... run.  But I can do this on my own. Yea why not? I know some 9 patch blocks! Go girl!!"
So I did!

Here is Prairie Queen in orange and green because I really don't have a lot of those colours in the quilt yet.

And tonight, I'll be working on another 9 patch of some kind. We'll see where it gets me. Oh! the thrills of the unknown. So this is my Monday's options; to make a quilt or leave the poor blocks on the shelf?  Yes, yes, I am running to my sewing machine to make a quilt out of them!

Until next time ...  SMiLe ... it sweetens the day!


  1. Of course you can! Enthusiasm gets you morevthanhalf way there. Great collection of blocks.

  2. There are SO many great nine patch blocks. You could keep sewing for a very long time.

  3. Way to make lemonade out of lemons!m I can't wait to see what you do with all those nine patches.

  4. Great blocks. It looks like you have literally picked up the pieces from the broken BOM and are creating your own beautiful quilt ... looking forward to seeing more ... :) Pat

  5. Good for you - you can do it and you are doing it. You will have a made a wonderful quilt when you are done. I say!!

  6. Those blocks are just beautiful.Love them all!!


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