Saturday, January 22, 2011

I love when projects come together easily

I started working on this wonky 9-patch quilt for my son's birthday this week, after much internal debate about what pattern to do.  I had way too many ideas and sketches for this one, and ultimately, I decided to go simple and started cutting.  Managed to give myself my first rotary cutting injury in the process, but don't worry, it's just a tiny nick.

I'm going to sash the blocks with two different colors, but naturally, I'm debating about that too.  These blocks are so colorful, I was kind of thinking about using a few different colors for sashing, to keep up with the rainbow effect of the blocks, but I'm not sure yet.  I really need to put this aside to make some quilt backs this weekend.  It's going to be tough to stop on this quilt, because I'm really in love with it...

I'm not quite done making blocks, I think I'll do one more set of wonky blocks, but here's how it's coming together so far.

By the way, this quilt is so far totally nameless...though I can't seem to stop calling it A Legion of Dots in my head...

Don't forget, the cutting instructions for the quilt along are up.  Stacks of gorgeous cut fabrics are showing up in the Flickr pool already!  Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. what do you use for your design wall?? is it a flannel shower curtain?? those blocks are GREAT!!

  2. Hey! That is a great name! Cute quilt!

  3. That looks great! I think on a prior post you indicated you did a stack & whack for this? Looks great and I love your name for it.

  4. Those blocks are great, perfect for a little boys quilt! I like the name, it fits!

  5. ooh, I love all those blocks on your design wall!

    I would do a fairly thin, white sashing. Kind of keep the blocks together, but just enough of an edge to differentiate each block.

  6. I love your wonky 9 patches! It's going to be an awesome quilt.

  7. Looks great! He is going to LOVE it! :)

  8. oh man...rotary injuries can be nasty! i took off the corner of my thumbnail, and almost the corner of my thumb with my rotary! amazingly, it didn't leave a scar. the quilt is looking awesome!

  9. Completely digging the name Legion of Dots!!

  10. Oh wow, it looks great! This pattern is a great choice for all those dots. Love the name, BTW!

  11. Those blocks are fantastico!

    I managed to draw blood last night, too--I poked myself hard with a pin. The way I figure it, it's not really a project unless you get bloody at some point, right? *g*

    And I did it--I went out and bought some fabric for the quilt-along today. I'm making a baby-size; I figure I can keep up if it's small. The thing is, though, I really, really like my fabric. I may not be able to save it to give to anyone else...

  12. Super cute! Those blocks look so great all together.

  13. Love the wonky 9-patches!! A Legion of Dots is a rockin' name, too.

  14. How cute! It's looking amazing already! I've not seen that block before, but I like it! =)

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