**I wrote this last August, and just discovered that I never hit “publish.” Its the prequel to tomorrow’s post, so I needed to publish it today 🙂 **
Do you remember my love for my box of little two inch squares? That box always stays full. If it starts to get a little low on two inch squares, I just cut a few strips of favorite fabrics and fill it back up. If I come to the end of a project, and there are just a few scraps of fabric left, I cut that into two inch squares.
Once a month I meet with my sewing ladies. For the past couple of years I’ve just taken my box of two inch squares and made nine patches out of them. Eventually I planned to make an entire bed sized quilt out of these nine patch blocks.
This is how I do it: I just lay out 5 blocks of one color and 4 blocks of another, and construct each block one at a time.
By the end of sewing day, I usually have a pile of 10-15 blocks.
Eventually I started sewing the nine patch blocks into sixteen patch blocks (which made an 18″ square block.)
Here I am auditioning them on the design wall. You can see I have one focus fabric, a lovely Lonni Rossi print, that I am using as a focus fabric.
Sigh. I still need a LOT of those nine patch blocks.