Monday, September 08, 2014

nine patch

Over the past few months, I have been hand piecing indigo and muslin nine patch blocks during visits with my father in the manor, and during airplane trips.  They save me.  I love stitching them.
Even the solid white areas in this 9 patch quilt top are pieced by hand.  There is a net of hand sewing. In the photo above, notice the round thread cutter that I use on airplanes instead of scissors.

I am making a large white quilt with a dark blue and white checkerboard center.
We are in Newfoundland for our forty first wedding anniversary.
Above,  a photo of the receding tide near the top of the great northern peninsula of Newfoundland.
Life is wonderful.  Don't waste a second of it.


  1. I love the 9 patch block. Today I made some 16 patch with 4 squares across and 4 down. We were about 10 people working together making them. So fun!!
    Happy Anniversary to you and Ned!

  2. such beautiful stitching and congratulations on having 41 years together!

  3. Blessings to you both. Congratulations. Time stitches lives together, too. Love

    Wonderful indeed. Thank you for teaching through practice.

  4. This project is small enough to fit into a zip lock in my purse and take with me all the time.

    Actually 3 ziplocs. One for the completed (as fas as it goes) center, one for the white squares, thread, needle scissors, a third to store the completed blocks as I go along.


  5. The smaller zip lock bags are held within the larger one. When I visit my dad, all I take in with me most of the time is my zip lock of sewing and my car key.

  6. happy anniversary. my commuting used to involve a ziplock filled with little squares. i was always up late and then agin early preparing them.

  7. I have these portable projects as well. Well, in fact I have just finished one and have to start another one fort he winter. And by chance, it is also a nine patch pattern.

    What I also have is this thread cutter, but I don't like it at all. I don't get used to it. I use these thread cutter similar to short scissors (I don't know if they have a special name in English) even in airplanes and I didn't have a problem so far... Really strange...

  8. Tools. Small pieces. A key. What more does a woman need, really? I, too, make sure I ALWAYS have my tool kit and bits of stitching with me. I call it my oxygen.

    This piece is lovely. I am captivated by the tiny bits coming together. Blue and white - that speaks deeply to me, too.

  9. mmmmmommmmmm i mmmmisssss u


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