What I am working on…

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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…

  1. Diane

    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.

  2. Angela

    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.

  3. Judy D

    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.

  4. Joyce Carle

    I am making two quilts at the same time using the leaders and enders theory. I think it is working very well…..

  5. Lisa

    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.

  6. Darlene B

    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!

  7. Dya

    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.


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