I missed a Thursday as I was at a quilt retreat near Huntsville, AL, last week. Lucky me! I brought a very old UFO with me to complete.
The magazine that I found this pattern in is dated 2007, so I think it’s safe to say I started this quilt four years ago. Here I am at retreat (on the left) with Sandra (on the right) helping me.
The name of this pattern is “1910 Nine-Patch”, and I found it the January/February 2007 issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting. I fell in love with it immediately. When I was going through the instructions, I saw the finished size of these 9-patches was 2 1/4 inches! I upped the size substantially to 6″ finished. Instead of making 572 9-patch blocks, I made 100!
This quilt is for Niece Summer, and as a bonus my mother-in-law (Summer’s grandmother) was born in 1910. It will be a nice connection. Summer wanted a quilt that was vintage looking, and the dark Civil War fabrics and the light shirtings give it that feel.
Since it’s Thursday, I’m adding a post/link to my Thursday’s Child Has Far to Sew blog. If you’ve made progress on on a UFO this week and blogged about it, you may add a link via Mr. Linky to my Thursday’s Child blog.
I haven’t had any takers yet, and my Aunt Bert asked me how long I was going to do this if I don’t have anybody joining me. I told her, at least a year! It’s good motivation for me to get some UFOs done, and it’s one place I can go to and see the progress I’m making. Hopefully I’m motivating someone else to work on their UFOs.
I need more room in my quilting closet, plus I don’t think my boys want to inherit half-finished quilting projects!