During the weekend reorganization, I came across these little 9-patch blocks that I had made quite a while ago. I think I’ll keep making them, bit by bit, and eventually put them into a small lap quilt for us. They’re made with 1″ squares, so each 9-patch block finishes at 3″. They were all printed with Inklingo as I hand piece them. Picking up 9 little squares to turn into a 9-patch block is sort of like quilter’s popcorn, a quick stitch and fun to do. I have two boxes full of the squares to make these, although I think some of them are destined for a postage stamp quilt.
It seems there’s no real solution to the magazine dilemma. While I have no problem tearing patterns out of some magazines, the Australian magazines are so full of great articles and pictures that I cannot bring myself to do that. I’m glad I haven’t, as I’ve often found when going through the magazines again that I find a picture or pattern I didn’t give a second glance is now something I really like. While I rarely ever follow a pattern, preferring to add my own touches, I do get a lot of inspiration from looking through the magazines. So I’m still floundering about just what to do with the magazines. The quilting books are a whole other issue! I know I have quite a few that I’ll likely never use, so am going to cull those over the next while. There are some that, just like the quilting magazines, I know I’ll keep because they are beautiful books to look through.
Both kitties had windowsill time Monday afternoon. Lester was playing.
While Smudge was posing.