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.