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Scrappy Nine Patch

A long time ago, I made a scrappy nine patch quilt. Then I gave it away. And I was a little sad to see it go. So, I vowed to make another one right away. I gathered up my leftover 2.5" squares, cut some more and slowly started sewing them together. I'd sew a few nine patches whenever I thought about it. I'd throw them in at the beginning and endings of chain piecing. I'd lose them and rediscover them. I had another kid and made a major move. And finally, around the end of last year, I realized I had enough for the top. I waited for a good sale for the sashing. Assembled the top. Then waited for another good sale on batting. Finally, I have a finished quilt- only three years and five months later.

Scrappy Nine Patch

I think it was well worth the wait. But, remember this when I post another finished quilt this week- this one took me almost three and a half years. I think it's really easy to lose touch with reality when blog reading. We see all these amazing finished crafty projects and not always the time and effort that go into them. Three and a half years, people. OK, enough soapbox- back to the quilt.

Scrappy Nine Patch

So many old projects represented in those fabrics. It's like a little walk down memory lane.

Scrappy Nine Patch

I really debated the sashing choice on this one. White seemed too easy. I decided on using a patterned sashing for the first time ever and then couldn't find the just right one. I think the light grey I settled on just makes the other colors so bright and beautiful.


Love the red polka dot binding and the backing I found, as well. It makes me happy.


It seems to make the kids pretty happy, as well. In fact, there was a major breakdown over who got to sleep with it the first night. (Ellery won because Anna got to sleep with the last new quilt first.)


Seriously, how can you not love that backing and binding?


It does not get any cuter than that, folks.


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