Despite my orange block prep of the previous week, only 9 patch blocks were finished this week. Even though they are simple and humble, I never get tired of 9 patch blocks. In fact, I have an entire Evernote notebook devoted to 9 patch quilt variations. I already have 2 or 3 new 9 patch quilts designed in my head!
Even though I mentioned working on my Happy, Scrappy House blocks during September, I knew I needed to add a finishing touch to these Scrap Jar Stars first. When I finished the initial block and border assembly on the quilt top, I thought it was too small. I wanted to add a border to increase the quilt's size, but I didn't have enough of the multi-color dotted background fabric to create a larger border. I experimented with quite a few different fabrics, but nothing looked right. After some consideration, I decided the quilt would never be used on a bed, so the smaller size wasn't as important as I was making it out to be. I had just enough of the dotted fabric to make a final, narrow border that completed the 9 patch block secondary effect. The final size is about 59" x 72".
We are having friends over for dinner tonight, but thankfully the menfolks will be doing most of the cooking. I just need to clean the house and set the table. I will be enjoying my sewing vicariously today via the Rainbow Scrap link-up!