Saturday, January 3, 2009

A tale of dueling sewing machines.

Well, it is a new year and time for a new project. I had mentioned in a previous post that I was about to start a new round robin with my aunt.

So today my mom and I ventured out to my favourite quilt store. and purchased our fabric.

SDC11005 Mom's fabric she is going to do a Rail Fence pattern.

SDC11006 My fabric. I'm doing a 9 patch.

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The sewing room is ready and waiting for us to get at it.

Here are the pictures of mom's progress.

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Now, take a close look at the seams. This is a square done by someone who has never quilted before and her comment was..."oh look, it is off a bit". Now I am no expert but I don't believe anyone could get this more perfect.
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WAY TO GO MOM!!!! One down 11 more to go...LOL

Now pictures of my progress.

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SDC11014 My finished square.

The only problem is I don't think we bought enough fabric(we will have enough for one row)..so off to my stash.

Here is picture of the fabric from my stash I have for my additional blocks.
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I don't think I want to do a second row of 9 patch. Not sure what to do for my second row. Would love to hear your ideas. What should my second row be. Remember it has to be very very easy...LOL.

6 comments:

crazyquiltlady said...

Hey Quilting Newbie: Both squares look pretty perfect to me----Love the colours - and of course your mother's would be perfectly lined up - she wants to show us up LOL- good job 11 more to go!!!!!!!!for the first row that is-- I am going up to start my second row now

Sara said...

Those blocks both look great and your mom's is hardly off a bit! LOL! I am not one who really worries about being "off" a bit. It adds character. As for your second row...mmm not sure....that's tough so many great blocks! Can't wait to see it finished!

Tracey said...

Love the fabric, and fast work too,
Have a great week
Take care and have a wonderful year

Anonymous said...

My suggestion is that you do a nine patch within a nine patch for the next row Steph. I was looking online at some yesterday and think it would be perfect.
Great job guys!! Starting mine tomorrow. Can't wait!!! :)
Amy

Lynn (Lakefield) said...

Nice job, the two of you! I like the choice of fabric.
Off a bit? Where? I can't see anything but perfection.

32point5 said...

Very nice! Great job S and J. Have you figured out your second set yet? Can't wait to follow you all on this one! Good luck and Happy sewing.