This is number 157 of 366 and it is a 12-inch block.
I'm so excited to have finished this quilt. This is one of the quilts I had started machine quilting and decided I didn't like so I took all the quilting out. It still isn't perfect, but I am happy with it. Instead of quilting the flowers free motion, I used my walking foot. It kept my stitches even and if you go just the right speed it works. I will say this though, it takes practice. I drew the flowers on a piece of plain muslin and practiced on that before working on the quilt. Yeah, a finish!!!
I thought I'd show you a picture of a small 9-patch quilt I made a long time ago (it has to be at least 14 years ago). Before I could even get a photo Benny decided he would love to lay on it. Usually this quilt is hung over the back of a bench by our door.
On this photo you can see that it is a very simple 9-patch, and I quilted it very simply. It wouldn't take long at all to make this into a bed-sized quilt. Today if I wanted it quilted simply, I would just stitch in the ditch. Let me know if you are interested in the 9-patch quilt along. This is just one way to use them, and of course different fabrics would make a completely different quilt. I'm linking with Fabric Tuesday and Quilting By The River. Happy Stitching!! --Kristen