All patched up

I wasn’t planning on having two quilt tops together this week, but one of my work projects got canceled and I found myself with an unexpected free afternoon.

I could have started something new but I decided to behave and finish another top. The Leader/Ender nine patches were all done and ready to go, so I only needed a few hours to get them all assembled.

You already know how I feel about nine patches, so I won’t go on and on about them. But can I take a minute to say how much I LOVE making quilts with black fabric? It’s just so…. dramatic! It makes something like a simple nine-patch modern and fresh!

As soon as it was done, you-know-who was right in there, doing quality control.

This one will be bound with some of my scrap binding (green chevrons left from the back of the Zebra quilt), but I haven’t decided on a back yet.

Believe it or not, my backing stash is starting to look a little sparse – at least the backs that enough for a large quilt (this one is 63″ x 75″-ish). Not only has COVID seen me make more quilt, but it also means I haven’t been able to get to Lens to replenish from their awesome clearance table.

And our COVID numbers are crazy bad right now (we were doing good for a while but then it all fell apart), and pretty much all non-essentials are closed up again.

I’m going to raid Mom’s stash and see what she has. If nothing strikes my fancy I may have to *gasp* order some backings!!!!!

5 thoughts on “All patched up

  1. Araignee

    That one is just stunning!!! I’ve been very naughty this week and have a couple of Daily Deals heading my way. I sure don’t deserve it because my quilting mojo has been non existent for the past few months.


  2. That is amazing! It’s so stunning and as you said, dramatic. Burton seems to like it too. I have no business thinking of a new hobby but just before bed last night I found myself watching videos on English Paper Piecing. I don’t have that kind of time but it sure looks fun.


  3. Shirley Elliott

    That is such an amazing quilt top! The black certainly makes it more impressive and gives a more modern look. Do you ever have a problem with your batting bearding with the black fabric? You have such terrific success with the clearance fabrics at Lens. Hope you will soon be able to shop there and show us your finds.


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