Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lots of Nine Patch Blocks

I started a new quilt over the weekend. It's from a pattern called Jake from the Quilt Patch in Moosejaw (I LOVE THIS QUILT SHOP!) It's an on-point double nine-patch in very dark tones of browns and rusts. It's another perfect quilt for the men in your life!

 I need to make 125 little 3 inch finished 9-patch blocks, which combine with plain squares to make 25 12 inch finished blocks.So far I've made 65. Now you would think that would be pretty boring but it wasn't. What's the secret to making it fun? Make them while you're on a 3 day retreat!

I spent 3 amazing days at a retreat just on the outskirts of town. It was a wonderful experience (my first official retreat!). Everyone was so friendly, making me feel like I've known them all for years. There was no shortage of talent and I learned a couple of new techniques. Thanks to Myra for organizing it! Now because I have 3 fur boys I wasn't able to stay overnight, but I made sure I was there every morning bright and early! Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures, but my fellow friend and quilting blogger over at QuilterGoingBananas did, so pop by for a visit!

Well, I'm off to make more blocks!

Happy Stitching


Joanne said...

It is going to be amazing! The colours you choose for your quilts are always so wonderful.

Brenda said...

Congrats on your Firt RETREAT!!! Yeah you!!!! I have only been to one myself (did not realize it would not be happening again right away...) and that was years ago, but it was so mch fun!!! I had bought a kit from a magazine and did that one all weekend. By the time I left, I had the top completed - and now, when I quiter get back, I will have my 'retreat' top, in my hands waiting for binding!!!

And I am so glad you went!!! Mrya and the ladies she goes to these things with all sound like wounderful people!!! I am sure you will be going again and I like that you found a great project to do while you were there having fun!! This quilt is going to be wounderful!!! It already looks cozy in the beautiful browns. (3" blks??!!? - that is small!!!!)
Don't wait to long to get to the next escape!! Uh, oh, I mean, ahem... reatreat!!!!

Myra said...

Looking good Corina!! Now I gather you need another retreat to "enjoy and have fun" making the remaining 60 little 9-patches... lol!!

I am so glad you could join us at the retreat! All 5 of you new retreaters seemed to have enjoyed it very much!! The group is a great bunch of women aren't they!?! 8-)

Must see if I have more retreat photos to put up too...?...?...Maybe I can find one of you!!! Mouahaha.. ;)

Peggy said...

What a lovely man's quilt! Great colors!

a good yarn said...

Love those chocolate and toast colours. So glad you enjoyed retreat. ann :-)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog for pics Corina! Next time you'll have to bring a camera so you can post pics here on youor blog :D

Anonymous said...

I love the richness of the browns you've chosen for this quilt. Perfect for the men in your life, but also will be very attractive to look at.

Glad you enjoyed your first retreat. Going on a retreat is on my to-do list.

Bev said...

Love the colours! Looks great.

Pat said...

Oh boy - those chocolate browns rank up at the top with me when it comes to colors...and combined in a nine patch project - doesn't get any better.

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.