Monday, May 04, 2009

9 patches


here are my 9 patches for the one a day quilt along. i wasn't completely sold on my color choices, so i thought i would lay them on muslin to see how the blocks work together. i'm in LOVE with this. white sashing does wonders! i'm finding that my favorite blocks are ones that have a solid and a print in them.

we are on day 8 of the quilt along. (if you are behind, no worries.) i tried to add all the names to the sidebar, but with over 275 participants, i am sure that i made some errors. please check to see if your name is there and that your link is working properly. i'll adjust things as necessary. and don't forget to upload your blocks to the flickr quilt along pool.

if you were on the fence about joining, it's still not too late. nudge, nudge. but no pressure. :)

also, jacquie is continuing her spring to finish her challenge through May. you may want to sign up if you need a little motivation to finish up some of those unfinished projects. i know i do!

71 comments:

Shanna said...

Love the way it is coming together!!

edeenut said...

I commented to join in in the last post, but don't see my name, Boohoo. I still want to join in and have some blocks. I love this and seeing your blocks along with others is a good motivator!
Edee

Bison Girl said...

I thought it was a one-a-day quilt along!? You overachiever, you!

connie said...

I am just amazed at what the white does. I am having such fun making the blocks. I have 14 already but have not photographed any of them. I will try and do that today. Thanks for the motivation!!!

MichelleB said...

It looks great! You will love it when you finish - no matter what fabrics you choose.

amandajean said...

edeenut,

i added you! sorry about that.

aj

Jessica said...

I love your nine-patches...they are coming along nicely!

Debbie said...

Am I too late? I can catch up!
Love your colors and the muslin sashing makes all the difference.

Philigry said...

yes, the white sashing does wonders! this looks so great.

Mary said...

I love yours so far. Adding all those names to your sidebar was a challenge in and of itself! Thanks!!! On my list today is getting my photographed. I should have them up by this evening.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Thanks for starting the quilt a long.Your blocks look great.I am looking forward to fininshing this quilt and seeing the other when finsihsed.
Brenda

pratima said...

I'm in love with the beautiful combinations. They are sparkling like gems against the white sashing :)

Leanne said...

Thanks for quilt along - I've done my homework. And I too have completed extra blocks in advance as I know what my days get like...

Love Leanne NZ

Breezy Bree said...

oh dear I am behind! I do have the scraps cut up though, just waiting to be sewn.....I knew this would happen lol..sorry !!!

Nuttygirl said...

Hey you are doing more than one a day. I do three one day, skip some days, and then do some more to catch up.

DIDI said...

I finally managed to finish my blocks, managed to photograph them and the most difficult part: managed to fit them in flikr! Great!
I LOVE your blocks, love the colours you use.

Ann J said...

Hi Amanda! Count me in please ! I need a load of 9 & 4 patch blocks and this seems a good way to get them done, so I'll be starting tomorrow!...Luv Ann J

Allison said...

I'm really behind but pretty good at catching up. :) I would love to join your quilt along...really really late. Its a good excuse for another quilt I won't have to find a reason to make.

Emily said...

Nothing like 275 people to keep you motivated!

I agree~~white sashing makes everything look better!

Rebekah said...

oops, I thought the block-along started today. I guess I am nine days behind before I even started. And, I was wondering why everyone was posting blocks this week. Now I know what I'll be doing tonight :)

Amy said...

I don't see my name on the list yet.
My link is www.vintagefern.blogspot.com

Great nine patches!

Jackie said...

Wonderful nine patches! The sashing just makes them pop.

rosewillow.org said...

Your blocks look fabulous, and the white sashing does look wonderful! Guess I'll have to reconsider some of my fabric choices. :-) I'll try to get my blocks posted in the next couple of days. Keep up the great work! Dianne B.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that's an impressive list to have to keep track of (ok, of which to keep track for the grammarians among us.) I love the solids too. I wish I had more solids -- I really want to make mine out of scraps. I was in a panic when I saw your picture -- I thought -- Oh no, am I supposed to have 15 blocks done already? Only 8, whew! You've over-achieving again!

nicolette said...

Love your blocks, and the white sashing!

diana said...

Okay! So I am an incorrigible fence dweller, but you nudged...and I want to join!!!

Please count me in...

diana said...

Yeeeah...I think I forgot my blog link...typical... :)

anadventuredaily.blogspot.com

Now, I'm ready...

Jill said...

I want to join up! I am good at catching up.

sewaccomplished.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Rachel said...

Oh, but that's just exactly why I'm in love with this project. You can't go wrong with the colors! Yes - three cheers for white sashing!

Leslie said...

I commented on your last post that I wanted to join. I have been working on my 9 patches and loving it. Please add me! THanks, Leslie

jacquie said...

gosh...that must have taken a long time getting all those names and links done. thanks and thanks for joining in on the challenge again this month.

Jeni said...

It's beautiful! You make it look so easy.

lera said...

I like the muslin underneath. I can visualize the final quilt better. Lookin' good, my friend. Lookin' good.

Deb said...

Hi, I did comment but I'm not there yet :( please can you sign me up? thanks. Have sewn two strips already, getting to the sewing machine with a brand new baby is harder than I thought, but this project seems very do-able, even to me!
Deb

blessed speedy said...

OK OK Ill cave in and join - your blocks look lovely

tarabu said...

I'm in - I mean, not this minute, because I still have to finish sashing a quilt for a class project before the end of the year (eek!) but I'm inspired to run up a no-peek nine-patch a day. No organization, just a bag of scraps - perfect for me!

Sarah said...

Ooh, great idea! I am also a little on the fence about my blocks so far so I might try this for motivation to keep at it...

elle said...

Oh, I want to play too! My name is on there but no linky. I will start making these tomarrow!

Janet said...

Looking good with the sashing which is pulling it together! I do love a nine patch,I'm off to check out the flickr pool.

Gail :) said...

I had to lay mine on white too! I wasn't sure I was in love until the white made them pop! I joined, but don't see my name either ;) I am also in the flickr group. I am super excited and have 7 blocks done so far. Thanks for organizing this :) Gail

rachelmp said...

I'll post a pic of mine today. I think I can already see a bit of a dint in the scraps stash. I love how yours are looking with the white too

Claudia said...

I'd like to join please! I'm a bit behind, but these are so fun and easy that I think I can definitely catch up. =) Thank you!
Claudia

nikki said...

I would love to join. It's perfect timing, as I'm ready for my next project - a quilt for my sister... and i'm already behind!

beautiful work...
I love the multi print blocks and the ones with a solid...they work nicely together .

i like the idea of a super scrapy nine-patch, rather than the traditional, do you think it would be too much???

dotti white said...

Amandajean...I am so glad that you showed your blocks with the white. I have been worried about being random with the fabrics that I use. You have given me hope to just let it go a bit more. Here's hoping I can do that!

Journeying Five said...

signed up on your original post but not on the list, so thought I would try again! i am in for doing the challenge!

Annette said...

I just found out about your quilt along. What a fun idea! I'm going to try it too. Thanks.

robbie kitchokoff-jones said...

count me in!!!

will be able to catch up ....thx

Threeundertwo said...

This sounds like fun. I might join in. Can you post a daily number in your sidebar to show how many we should have by now? I might do this as a starters and enders type project.

Heather said...

fun to see how your project is coming together and to get your ideas about the solid and print being your favorite. also kind of you to encourage those who are behind.

Necia said...

I would like to delurk to join your one a day quilt along. I've never done a 9 patch. I've never Completed a quilt, although I have 2 in progress. Im sure this will be great fun, and I"m confident I can catch up!

Judy said...

They do look very yummy!!

Michelle said...

Hi AmandaJean,

Okay, you've convinced me! :-) I will join too. It is a great project for my daughter and I to work on. I never liked white in quilts until I saw all of yours. Thanks as always!

Nichole said...

I'd love to join! Count me in and I'll get sewing to catch up. I've been wanting to make a scrappy 9 patch with white sashing quilt for a while, and this is a great reason to bump it to the top of my wish list! Thanks for the quilt a long!

beck said...

I want in on this nine patch madness.

Rachael in NZ said...

Hi AmandaJean,
You are making good progress. I've completed my first 9 blocks. Can you please add me to the sidebar.
Thanks :-)
Rachael in NZ

Sarah said...

Hi! I have been chugging along with my blocks...but I have a question. If I wanted to start cutting out the sashing, what would the dimensions be? 2.5 inches by what? Thanks!

L. Jane E. said...

I wish I could quilt along with the nine patch, and yours makes me want to even more. It's so fun! Alas all my fabric is packed and won't be unpacked till august. I think I'll go crazy.

Amanda said...

I love your blocks. The white does make them "pop".

I thought I signed up, but I guess I didn't. I would love to join in on the fun.

Dionne said...

It's looking lovely. I'm not on your sidebar, but I'm on day 7 (started a few days after you announced it)
Cheers,
Dionne

Anonymous said...

When will you post your recommended plan for cutting the sashing? I'm ready! You said 3 1/2 yards, that's backing and sashing cut in long strips then, short pieces at the top and bottoms of the squares? I take it, it must be 7 x 10 blocks? I'm ready to get the hand quilting started so it will be ready by Christmas and summers are crazy!
Thanks!
Lori

Anonymous said...

Never mind....... I did the math and figured out that those numbers were for the sashing only, LOL! This is supposed to be a *use up what you have quilt* anyway. Guess what, you forced me to dig through my studio stash and find that I had plenty for a binding and pieced, with front detail backing, gotta love those kind of cost savings!!! I got so carried away I made too many 9 patches anyway!
Thanks,
Lori

Mommom said...

I am behind... but I'll catch up. I think I'll pull things out tomorrow actually.

I did check the link and my name is correct but the link should be

http://dazedmom.wordpress.com

When I use blogger to leave comments it can be confusing. And that is definitely a LOT of people. It's going to be fun visiting all of those blogs!

Cindy said...

I hope you don't get my post twice. Don't know what happened to my first comment.

Anyway, count me in! Looking forward to doing this!

imagrandma2five said...

I'm so proud of myself, I'm actually keeping up on the 9 patches! Ok, so I do a whole week's worth in one day, but I am keeping up! Mine are in pinks and purples and I really like how they're coming along. Thanks a bushel for the inspiration!
Karen in NE Indiana
http://grandmachicken.blogspot.com

Sam said...

your quilt along idea is just fabulous!! I will join in, but in secret because this will be for my brother and his fiancee for their wedding next year.

I have just one question - when you say 2.5" squares does this include the quarter inch seam or should I actually be cutting out 2.5 AND the quarter inch? (I am relatively new to quilting you see!!)

Thanks

KelliClever said...

Amanda-
Your Quilts/Blog have been an inspiration!
I have read this blog for so long and have never joined a quilt-a-long formally before, just quietly in the shadows, but now I am declaring I am in.
I just finished all my blocks! Yeah! I can't wait for the sashing, I always have the hardest time with long cuts.

Thanks -
Kelli T.

amandajean said...

sam,

the 2.5" includes the seam allowance.

aj

Twinlinebackers said...

I'll join. It will make a nice Christmas present for my mom's new sewing studio.

Jill said...

I just counted - so far I have used 58 different fabrics. I am hoping the white sashing can help pull them all together!

Sandra H said...

Can I join. I love to quilt. I truly need to make a dent in my scraps/stash. This will make a great gift for Christmas.

Jill said...

I already have 72 blocks. Whew! I thought I would get behind. I might make a few more to trade out some of the first ones I made that are not my favorites.