Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Sewing, DP4 quilt and DP9 Quilt and now for some slow Sunday stitching!

I decided to take your advice and make some more blocks.  I thought I would make a few blocks this afternoon and then do some binding or knitting to join in with the Slow Sunday Stitching over at Kathy's Quilts blog.Once I started sewing, I couldn't stop until all my blocks were ready for this quilt!  I cut out more white fabric for my blocks and started sewing the blocks together to make the 4 patches.  I got 52 four patches done.  Out of the 52 four patches I finished 20 DP4's.  I  have already started putting it together and it's going to look great, I think.   I called my husband in to help me put it the blocks on the top of the design wall and asked him about the color arrangement, if I needed to move any around or what have you...He said no, it was ok as is but he also said he didn't like the blocks or the quilt!!!  I told him it would look better once the borders were on it and he said, yeah, I hope so.  Well, I never!!! Imagine that! A quilt he doesn't like.  Oh well, it's not for him anyway.  He usually likes what I do but he doesn't like this one too much at all.  It will look good when the border is put on and quilted and I know he'll change his mind.  Here's a picture of the blocks on the design wall.  I went ahead and did 7 X 9, so it should be big enough with the borders too...

I did make more pink today and can't wait to find out what the new color for next month is...

Here's the leftover 4 patches ready to cut up to make more DP4's.  These are big 4 patches. I'm using 5" squares for them and once cut down they will end up being an 8" block.  I'm enjoying this block and I hope my granddaughters will enjoy the quilts too.

I also did some more big 9 patches for the DP9 QAL. I cut all of those up and  I laid a few blocks out on my cutting board just to see how they were going to look.  I think it will be ok for a scrappy quilt. I used red in the center just to bring them together. I've used all kinds of scraps in this and I can't wait to see what it's going to look like...

Ok, I'm through sewing for the day now. I'm going to grab my knitting and sit in front of the TV and watch some shows I've recorded.  I hope you've had a great weekend and have an even greater week.  Until next time, happy quilting!


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great looking fabrics

KaHolly said...

They are looking good!! You kept very busy today. I'm getting ready to settle with some knitting, too. It's a great way to unwind and still keep busy!!

Quilter Kathy said...

I love the D4P! It's a great scrappy quilt!

Kelli said...

Love seeing all of your deconstructed blocks. They are looking great. I haven't ever tried that.. but my mom has several 9 patches, out of old scraps of our clothes from when we were younger, scraps from sewing, etc., and the D9P might make them take on a whole new look. Loving it!

Jane Galley said...

I am sure they will love their quilts, and that's all that matters, lol.

Anonymous said...

I don't know that most husbands have a quilter's eye - I think it looks great.

Kate said...

Love your DP4 quilt. My Guy either loves what I'm making or doesn't. Sometimes I invite him to comment just because I know he won't like it. It's always fun to get his reaction.

Deborah Hamilton said...

I think your granddaughters will love it. What are you knitting now? You left out that part. HA!

Anonymous said...

The quilt will be great! I love all the colors. I couldn't do pink blocks this month. I have almost no pink scraps. I don't sew with pink, I don't like pink. I have lime and raspberry for one quilt, and it isn't producing much in the way of scraps, because raspberry is suspiciously like pink and I didn't buy extra!

Rosa said...

Theya are wonderful.Sure she will be delighted!

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