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Wonky Nine Patches

I started this quilt about 2 years ago after reading Block Party: The Modern Quilting Bee.  The wonky
nine-patches looked like fun - and they were.  I used some animal print obese 8th's that I have had for a while.

In my excitement to start, I forgot everything else I was working on.  After the excitement of getting the blocks cut I went back to my other projects and the cut fabric sat there for an embarrassingly long time.

When I picked them up again over Christmas break 2011 I was faced with a puzzle of putting the pile of mismatched squares into order.  That took an embarrassingly long time.  But, I got the nine-patches assembled and I got started on the sashing.

Then they sat until 2013.  In a marathon session, I got the rest of the sashing applied and the blocks sewn together.  Then it was time for the annual sewing machine cleaning while I basted the quilt.  With a freshly cleaned machine I stipple quilted.

The nine patches were different sizes so I added sashing to two sides to make all the blocks the same size.  The sashing is all leftover fabric.  I would never think to put civil war style prints next to animal prints but it worked.  I also used some of my remaining indigo dyed fabric which added a nice cool touch to the quilt.

The backing I got on sale during the holidays.  It's actually a Halloween print, but it's not too halloweeny.

Orange moons and stars - how perfect!  I'm thinking of calling it "African Sky" quilt.

Since I've finished this, I've found another abandoned quilt project to finish.  It's shocking how many of them I have.


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