The other day I started working with nine-patches. Usually I enjoy making nine-patches, but these were really boring me! So to entertain myself, I made these liberated log cabin blocks. At first I thought about interspersing these with the nine-patches, to spice them up.
Instead I decided I wanted to make some letters and a free-pieced heart. And before you know it, I had made this little top.
In the 4 corners I used my sewing machine alphabet to sew in my husband's name, my name, our wedding date, and this little thought:
(I wish I'd written "and beyond" instead of "and on...". oh, well.)
Today I quilted it. I experimented with quilting some new shapes. I need more practice, but I had fun, and I like my first attempts at flowers and leafy/viney things.
My husband often doesn't "get" my quilts and I've given up trying to get feedback from him. But to his credit, this one got a positive "humphf" out of him, and he obligingly took some time to look at my quilting and make a happy face. (He knew he better at least look interested, as it's a quilt that celebrates US!) What a good sport!
I still have a pile of boring nine-patches... one of these days, they'll fit my mood.