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About two months ago I was busy making scrappy nine patches for the Crab Apple quilt in Bonnie Hunter’s Leader and Ender book. I never stopped to count how many blocks I had and apparently, I got carried away. I had 63 extra nine patch blocks! I’ve been hunting for a pattern that would allow me to use them up when I came across Judy Laquidara’s pattern Cotton Candy Squares in her Weekend Quilts book.
I am deviating from the pattern bit and don’t know exactly what I am going to do as I go along, but for now, these are the blocks that I am coming up with.
Where Judy has a light print in the center of the block, I opted for a dark. I also think that I will be putting a dark cornerstone in the sashing between the blocks. I am not at all sure what it will turn out looking like, it’s a decide as I go quilt. I have used up the 63 nine patches I had made and made an extra 17. Now I am at a stand still with this project until I have more nine patches finished. I only sew them as a leader and ender project so this is a quilt that will be hanging around for a while.
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23 thoughts on “What I am working on…”
They look awesome… I love scrappy quilts and I can’t wait to see yours finished.
I like the dark centers. This will make a really pretty quilt.
It’s always fun to find you’ve made too many blocks instead of one too few, lol.
love those blocks… I like the dark centers..
I’m working on Crabapples as a L/E right now. But I’m using 2″ squares. Good idea for the leftover blocks, I love your fabrics, the new quilt will be terrific.
isn’t it fun to find new ways to use leftover blocks!!
Love those little blocks, very clever way to use “leftovers”! Perfect colors for autumn too!
63 extra nine patches! I guess you got a little carried away. Having blocks and needing to decide how to use them is an excellent problem for a quilter to have.
I LOVE this block…did you use 2 ” blocks for your nine patch? This quilt is going to be spectacular!! Can’t wait!
I NEVER make too many blocks:( I love what you’re doing with your leftovers.
love these blocks, just my colors!!!
can’t wait to see more
I’m doing the Crap Apples right now too as my L/E. I love what you are doing with your extras. Sure doesn’t take long to get too many, does it??? Can’t wait to see how this turns out.
I am making two quilts at the same time using the leaders and enders theory. I think it is working very well…..
9-patches make the BEST quilts! Aren’t you glad you got carried away?!
very nice, I love your colours.
Wow, who knew too many nine patches could be such a good thing? This is going to be a beauty, I love these fabrics. Excellent choice to have a dark center square too.
I love your blocks. Scrap quilts are my absolute favorite, and I’m sure this will turn into a beautiful quilt. I really need to get my hands on Bonnie Hunter’s book – I’ve heard a lot about it!
I read your post on Stash Manicure so I just had to jump over. I love those blocks.
You’re in my google reader now, so I won’t miss anything LOL.
Great project! Nice to see a different colourway of this quilt.
ooough these coton candy blocks take on a whole new look as scrappy! love them!
Love how yours is going to look! Thanks for doing it! :)
I like the blocks – especially the darker centered block!