should stay in the UFO boxes! I have something to tell you that is very difficult to say.
My UFO’s are . . they are . . well, let’s just say they are multiplying . . inside the boxes. Who would every have imagined they would be doing something like this??
The Topsy Turvy Nine Patch pattern is in the American Quilter 2007 Projects issue.
As always when submitting a pattern to a magazine, I make the pattern more than once before submitting my instructions. I started this in pink and gray. Don’t ask me why those colors . . I suppose it’s because I had a bolt of Michael Miller light gray and a bolt of darker gray and had to come up with something. Here’s a post I made in September, 2006 trying to decide what to use with these grays. In fact, the quilt I quilted last week with all the feathers had some of the darker gray in it too.
I had most of the nine patches done, all the half square triangles done, as well as the pieced rectangles but they had to be trimmed and the paper had to be removed. I got all the blocks put together this weekend.
But wait . . what’s in the bottom of that box? About 50 more nine patches . . from the brown Topsy Turvy Nine Patch. Why do I have 50 extra blocks? The pattern only calls for 35 to start with so if I had a few leftovers, I surely shouldn’t have had 50, right? What was I thinking? Most of them have the side pieces already sewn to them so I had to come up with a design to use these little nine patches. They’re the same colors I was thinking about using for Chad’s new quilt. Here’s what I came up with. I didn’t plug in the right colors so please imagine this done in golds, browns, greens, a bit of turquoise and purple just to give it some life. I’ll have to make more nine patches but I have a bunch of strips in the box already sewn together. This one is going to be my major project for this week.