Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To the Nines and Then What

I think I mentioned that I moved my sewing machine and fabric over to the house, and I've been looking through my sewing magazines. For ideas and inspiration.

I made up this nine-patch block over the weekend.
I used fabric that I've had saved for a long, long time.
Some of it was purchased to make little dresses for my daughter, when she was the age the grandbaby is now. (yes, I did keep it that long - hey, fabric is useful anytime, right?)

Now that I've made the block, I can't decide what I want to do with it.
I thought about making a pillow.
Or a tote bag.

Or I could keep making squares like this, make a set of four or six with borders around each square, and make a little quilt for the grandbaby.
I know it's silly, to start sewing something without having plans for it.

I just wanted to see if I could remember how to do the patchwork.
I was concerned I might have forgotten.
But I guess I remembered enough to get this far.
But what next???


Leslie A. Hawkins said...

This would make a loveley table topper. It should be easy to locate some complimenting fabric. I did something similar a couple years ago and everyone loved it. Maybe even a center for a vintage table cloth. Love the kitty too. Leslie

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thanks, Leslie, that's a great idea. I also thought later about making placemats for the table, the ones I'm using are showing some wear. Appreciate the kind words about the kitty, I'm a sucker for all those vintage animal designs.