Thursday, May 10, 2018

Wonderful Wednesday - Cinco de Blooming 9-Patch

Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!!  Yes, I realize it's Thursday, but this week has completely taken on a life of its own.  You don't mind that I'm a day late (and a dollar short) do you?  (I didn't think you would.  Thanks!)

Anyway... today, I'm here to tell you about the Blooming 9-Patch Party that I attended on Saturday which was also know as  Cinco de Mayo.  That's May 5th for those who aren't familiar.  What a FUN day!!!  Sewing.  ALL.  Day. Long!!!  (With the exception of a break for a Mexican themed lunch.)

Several friends have had a Blooming 9-Patch quilt on their To Make list for quite some time.  Tiffany decided to schedule a day to move that goal closer to reality:

Carol joined in the fun, but worked on a UFO:

These are Lisa's fabrics:

This PINK bag is filled with my own fabric selections:

Lisa arrived early and got right to work:

She soon requested a color consultation:

Eventually, I unpacked my bag and lined up my strips:

Look!!  I'm sewing:

Surprise!!!  Graylagran showed up for a visit:

She started a(nother) new project and did some retail therapy:

It turns out that Lisa has the SAME machine, but what is that table:

Carol is squaring up her Bear's Paw blocks:

Lisa worked on a quilt mock-up:

Needleb made some progress:

Looking GOOD, Lisa:

And... There's ALWAYS an overachiever:

Needleb didn't know that her quilt was playing right into May's Color of the Month for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, but her stash offered some PINK fabric for her to use:

Boy!  Does it ever POP!!  It's going to be bright and beautiful:

Lisa's "orange" looks good, too:

What a difference color choice makes:

I just kept plugging away at my strip sets:

Carol was recruited to take a picture for us:

One more... just in case:

Tiffany had a new ruler.  If you need a new ruler, it's worth a try:

Tiffany's beach inspired quilt is coming along:

Carol is adding sashing to her blocks:

Britt completed another round of blocks:

This book started it all:

Last round of blocks: 

Ut oh!!  There's a block missing:

Testing out the next color:

The color is darker and less yellow than it appears:

I went out for a garden shot and these flowers had closed up for the night.  Maybe the quilters should do the same:

If quilting was a competitive sport, Tiffany would win:

Hey!!  I got ALL of my strip sets done.  No cutting required:

Packing up:

Lisa had more time to sew:

Needleb was close on her heels:

Thank goodness, it's not a race.  :o))

Because we KNOW who the loser would be.  Me!!  You know what?  I'm OK with that.

Until next time...
Enjoy a sewing fiesta!!!


  1. One of my favorite patterns! I worked mine in the round, as well, and found it much easier to understand.

  2. I really like that pattern. The color choices are so different, but all are stunning!

  3. How fun to see all the variations of color in this pattern! Yours will be so earthy and lovely :)

  4. Those are all so lovely! I have seen this pattern before, but I've never made one. I really enjoyed seeing it in so many different colors.

  5. I have been wanting to make that quilt for waaaay too long! Sew wish I could join you guys. I think I need new fabric selection from what I originally have. Fat quarters just won't cut it with this quilt though, so I might have to go shopping! The quilts are all beautiful. You quilters are all lovely. Too much fun!!!

  6. Very pretty and such a variety of color. Thank goodness quilting is not a race... I'd finish dead last.

  7. Wow - what a wonderful way to spend Cinco de Mayo! You sure got a lot done, considering I'm sure there was a lot of laughing and chatting. I am wondering what your strip set will grow up to be, and I really love the teal colored project. That seems to be my new favorite color lately - I'm drawn to all things in all shades of teal. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. Wow, this looks like a fun time and great quilts!

  9. Some very fun quilts! That's a project on my bucket list as well. Looks like every one had a fun and productive day.

  10. You guys don't dub around! Lots of lovely work being done.


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