Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The time off for the holidays is over now. The family scattered back into the world when Monday morning rolled around. That sent me right into the cubby to get busy cutting and sewing.
First I cut and sewed these hst's for blocks in the anniversary quilt.
Next I headed out to the stash and selected some fabrics for the next set of blocks.
While I was getting fabrics from the cabinet, I decided to bring in the bin with 2 1/2" strips just for fun. A little cutting, a little sewing, a little pressing and soon I had these 9 patch blocks complete.
This morning, I'm going to put something in the crockpot and get right back into the cubby. I should be able to finish the 31 dark dominate 9 patches that go with these. Soon I should have my first scrap quilt of '09 ready to share.

20 comments:

Vicki W said...

I'd say you are FOCUSED! Love the fabrics!

Julia said...

Very productive time in the cubby! Are these all going together or are you working on two different things at once? I am still organizing my room and my thoughts after the holiday vacation. Deciding which projects will have the privilege of being first. The machine will be turned and humming today.

Judy said...

Enjoy the time in the cubby! I rocking along on quilts too. It's so nice to clean everything up and have a brand new month to start all over with in January.

Beth said...

I can't wait to see your first finish for 2009!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Ohh... I love your scraps Libby! Perfect colors! Can't wait to see them altogether!

Karen said...

What kind of quilt are you making for the Anniversary Quilt? Love those plaids!

Catherine said...

I can't wait to see that first finish. You're really productive in that cubby!

Candace said...

Gosh - you've really been busy, Libby! How do you do your HST's - two squares sewn down the middle diagonally or do you begin with triangles? I've been doing the squares method, but it is tedious trimming off all the dogears!
Cheers!

Screen Door said...

Kickin' butt and takin' names!!! great colors... Have you named this piece yet? I always love the names you give your creations.

Lucy said...

I'm in love with these nine patches already!

Lindsey said...

Oh, oh, oh if I only had your vision... Where do you get your fabrics? It's all so organic and planned at the same time.
Beautiful squares!

loulee1 said...

That all looks so Cosy!

belinda said...

Hi Libby...love these plaids.....You have a nice blog....I really like the quilt on the wall behind you on your Dec. 30 post...LOVE IT!!

Wendy said...

I'd say you have an excellent start for 2008. I love the plaids you've pulled out.

Dixie said...

Your plaids are just delicious! Can't wait to see your next installment. Back to the snowmen!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh I can't wait to see what it will look like!

Kathie said...

oh I am making nine patches too :)
Love yours in plaids though...can't wait to see the quilt they become!
love the pile of reds and beautiful green hst!
thats going to be a great anny quilt.
Kathie

Jane said...

Such a lovely burst of productive energy. Is it catching...will hold out my hands in case if flows over the seas and rests in those hands in the morning..........lol

Kathy Wagner said...

Yum Yum...can't wait to see what you are cooking up with all those yummy fabrics and blocks!

kelley said...

Libby,
you've sent me to my scrap basket for nine patch stitching...thanks for sharing all your amazing quilts and ideas~