Monday, February 6, 2017

An Empty Box!

I sewed my little heart out this weekend. I was bound and determined to empty that box of 2 1/2" squares and even after I had stitched the top I shared earlier, that measures 72" x 84", I was left with this:


So I went on a 9-patch binge, a marathon of chain stitching and in between cooking and laundry and ranch duties, I stitched. I thought I'd never finish making those 2-patches:


 and at 4 on Sunday afternoon, I had this:


Does the fact that I'm tickled about an empty box mean I need to get a life? :) I ended up with 124 6" 9-patch blocks. That's 1116 squares, and yes, the box is no longer empty, but I'm happy to have it filled with these instead:


They haven't been pressed yet, but that's a chore for another day. Another scrap quilt is just around the corner, but right now I am awfully tired of sewing.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the first I check for to start my quilty day. So glad you are having some time to blog MORE. I don't know how you do all you do but I've been smiling more lots of days lately. Love the squares.

Dorian said...

Oh my goodness Karin! LOL, great job on getting those 9 patches made. That is a lot of squares! Your scrap quilt is going to be great.

Anonymous said...

Good for you. I wish I could get so much done.

Janet O. said...

Wow, I can't even fathom what you just accomplished.
You HAVE a life--a very busy one at that. And you are too far from town to avoid the scrap box by heading out the door to buy more fabric on a whim. That is a good thing!
Kudos on an empty scrap box and a full 9-patch box! : )

Terry said...

Now that was one heck of a lot of sewing, you sure accomplished a lot.

Warm Quilts said...

From squares to nine-patch blocks - your perseverance will be rewarded with a lovely scrap quilt. Congratulations and well done!

Tired Teacher said...

WaHoo! I'm thrilled that you found the bottom of your 2.5" scrap box! Congratulations

Pauline said...

Wonderful! You inspire me! I've got too many 2 inchers in too many places as well as several containers of different size Hst'S. Staying with it shows lot's of focus and determination. Maybe it will be contagious and I can start sewing them???? What are you going to do with them? One big 2" square quilt? A border around another quilt? I just did a bit of math in my head, a king quilt would require over 500 9 patches. Who in the world would do that? ("I'm sitting on my right hand to keep from raising it!)

Michigan Gal said...

What a good feeling. I can relate to being sick of sewing but relieved at the same time. On to the next project!

Libby said...

THAT'S PRETTY AWESOME ! I WAS IN THE SCRAP SEWING MODE ALSO
THIS WEEKEND, BUT DIDN'T DO AS GOOD AS YOU !

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK.

Dar said...

I love it when I see someone else do things that I'd do. I'm working on my 2.5" square box too, but in a different way this time. I love all the colors in your 9-patches., This will be a great scrap quilt in the future. I know you are feeling good about that empty box of little squares. Have a great week.

Shelly said...

What a job! But I knew you would do it -- you sounded very determined! And the finished blocks are so cute! I need to borrow some of your determination.

Chantal L. said...

Hurrah! for an empty box. Wish there were more around my place but then, I would just fill them up again so what's the point? You filled up yours with a beautiful project. It will be a lovely scrappy quilt. Enjoy the well deserved rest from the sewing machine. ;^)

Judy said...

Congratulations girl!!!! I'm so proud of you. I see pretty quilts in your future!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

A gal after my own heart! Using up those scraps! Great projects you have going on there!

Staci said...

LOL Empty Box = JOY! I know I am always thrilled when I empty out a box.
Love love love your scrappy blocks.

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