My First Quilt – Nearly There

My goal was to finish 9 blocks a week so that I could have all of the blocks I need done in three weeks.  It turns out that I blew that goal out of the water.  I finished 15 blocks last week!

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My favorite blocks this week came largely from the scrap bin at my local quilting store.  It’s always fun to find a little tidbit of a beautiful fabric that is just big enough to make a block.

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In addition to finishing those 15 blocks, I also finished the nine patches for the remaining 12 blocks, and I got all of the squares cut out and marked for the star points. I’ve never considered making a quilt of just nine patches.  For some reason, I always thought that would be pretty boring.  But looking at these all laid together makes me think that it’s something I would actually really like.  I’m thinking it would be beautiful if I started with two inch strips instead of the two and a half inch strips I’ve been using for this quilt.

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As you can see, I am rapidly approaching the end of my block making for this quilt.  It’s a strange feeling not to have a bunch more to do, but it’s also very exciting.  Perhaps I will even begin assembling the top this week.

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5 Responses to My First Quilt – Nearly There

  1. Wow, it’s amazing to me how much work is in that….and for your first quilt it’s very impressive! Can’t wait to see it finished!!!

  2. Astrid says:

    It looks great! The blocks are not boring at all! Beautiful fabric you got there, on your favorite blocks.

  3. I love it. Your blocks all have lots of interest because of the lovely fabrics you’ve chosen. It is definitely going to have the “wow factor” 😀 Avis x

  4. Shannon says:

    Nicely done! I just love it when the piecing goes faster than anticipated.

  5. wombatquilts says:

    An impressive first quilt. Nice work.

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