Sometimes A quilt has a mind of it's own.
This one sure did!!
This is my MARCH donation quilt.
My goal: One quilt a month.
(Anyone notice I'm still stuck on stars???)
Not really a bad thing to be stuck on....
I DO know how to get in a rut though...
I began with this orphan block and surrounded it with some scraps.
It measured 16"x16" when I was done.
I cut FOUR squares 9" x 9" out of some
patriotic fabric given to me long ago.
Added a white square.
Drew a diagonal line down the middle....
Sewed TWO seams next to that line and cut it down the middle.
I now had EIGHT of these Measuring 8 1/2"x 8 1/2"
Here they are.
Of course, I had to add cream corner squares too!! ;)
After finishing that star
I went looking for a border.
Thinking I would put some 9 patches in the corners...
I dug through my 3" bag of squares....
and made some 9 patches!!!
I had meant to put the dark blues where the whites are!!!
I WAS GOING to put TWO rows of red sashing
with a white strip between.
Guess this quilt KNEW where it wanted to go.
I went with it.
I made four more 9 patches....
Don't they look nice in two little rows??
Guess they thought they'd be lonely in the corners alone!!!
I'm so happy I was LISTENING to this quilt.
I LOVE it...
just the way it is!