I’m so happy. I have a finish!
I’ve been working on Rick Rack Nines for a long time. It started when we lived in the old farm house. We were getting ready to move. I had packed all of the sewing room. All that was out was my sewing machine. I found myself going crazy with not sewing so I grabbed the 2″ strip box and started sewing strips together. My iron and ironing board weren’t packed so I could press the strips sets. I unpacked my rotary cutter and mat.
At the time we moved I have lots of three-sies…not enough but lots. The project then went into the land of UFO.
When I pulled it out for the the UFO challenge I was at this point….
The sets needed to be sewn into blocks and more sets need to be made. I opted to not follow the pattern. As is with the boarders the quilt is king sized. Well it wouldn’t fit on my machine. I read through the pattern a few times and decided to give it a try with no boarders-only making the center of the of the quilt.
If you’re looking for the pattern you can find in it Bonnie Hunter’s book Adventures with Leaders and Enders-book 1.
After the blocks were done then I went on to deciding what to do for a background fabric. I looked at my stash. I debated. I didn’t want to purchase fabric so I decided to make the neutrals all different. I have plenty of fabric. I, however, don’t have enough of any one single fabric.
I’m glad I did the variety of backgrounds. I love the look…and it used up a lot of fabrics that were in my stash and looking for a home.
The pattern says that anything goes when picking fabrics for the nine patch blocks. I did try to not use many neutrals and if I did, I tried for them to be more or a medium tone that light.
Being there were so many seams in this I opted to stipple it with the long arm. I’ve found that when a quilt is busy, I like something simple. Thread choice was a light color. I like all things simple on a busy quilt.
I’m so happy to have another quilt finished.
This one might end up being a wedding present …it might end up going into the pile of quilt for my great quilt giveaway.
I haven’t decided yet. As much as I love it, I can’t keep all the quilts I make so this one will eventually have a new home.
Please note from now until Bonnie Hunter’s new book comes out in September you’ll find me right here on Wednesdays sharing my progress on a UFO (unfinished project). My hope is to get some finished so I won’t feel guilty sewing on new projects from her new book. It’s not to late to join in the fun. You can find my first post about it here. You can see my listing of all my Bonnie Hunter UFOs here.
I’ve been working Texas Braid now..I have lots done of Santa Fe String Star. I’m hoping to get at least one of those finished yet this month.