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January OMG 2019

A new year, a fresh start.  It feels good to begin anew.

I am not making big goals for this year.  No new resolutions that I may keep for a couple of months and then leave by the wayside.

I am keeping it simple.

I want to walk on the beach in the sunshine.

I want to read more; especially His Word, as I have let that slide.

And for January’s OMG (One Monthly Goal), I want to work on the Leavenworth quilt.

I blogged my virtual play time with the Leavenworth Nine Patch block back in January 2013 here and here.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB

*You can also find those blog posts by clicking on the Quilt Blocks tab at the top of my blog.

Sometime after that, I actually worked up one of my design ideas into a quilt top and pin basted it. I showed it on March 27, 2015.

Leavenworth NinePatch

So my goal for the month is to machine stitch in the ditch so that the quilt layers will be stabilized and I can remove the pins (and thus lighten some of the weight).  The quilt is approximately  74″ x 88″, so it is a large size for machine quilting on a domestic machine.

I am linking up with Elm Street Quilts OMG (One Monthly Goal).  Check out what others have chosen to work on this month; it can be very inspiring and motivating!

Pin Basted



Not one, but two large quilts pin basted this week!

Aunt Sukey Spins Off

Aunt Sukey Spins Off (click here to see more).

Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek (hasn’t got a name yet).

If you’d like to know my pin basting method, I shared here.

Sneak Peek 3


I hope 102 of these blocks play nice together.

Sneak Peek

I am sneaking in a bit of sewing time, but more than the sewing, I am enjoying having my family visit…love the laughter and all the Grandma hugs and kisses!

Whatever you do, make the time for family…they are so worth it!

Sneak Peek 2

Making progress on that new project:

Sneak Peek

I am going to have to take time out soon…looking forward to more hugs and kisses from visiting family.

Leavenworth Nine Patch Quilt Block – Part 2

Last week, I showed the Leavenworth Nine Patch quilt block in a straight set.

Leavenworth Nine Patch

Nancy Martin’s Version

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB

BlockBase 2280c

This week, we’ll look at a few on point set designs.

*Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.

The following shows the Nancy Martin version set on point.

Leavenworth Nine Patch NM On Point

To make it more interesting, we can rotate some of the blocks.

Leavenworth Nine Patch NM On Point Rotated

Or we can add sashing and cornerstones.  We could rotate and add sashing (which is probably more interesting), but this design just adds sashing and cornerstones.

Leavenworth Nine Patch NM On Point with Sashing

Next is the BlockBase version of the Leavenworth Nine Patch block (no sashing; just the block).

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB On Point

The only difference between the above design and the following design is the substitution of a plain block.  Amazing!  

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB On Point 2

Let’s add an alternate block and see what we get.

Leavenworth Nine Patch Alternate

I’m suddenly thinking about argyle socks!

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB On Point with Alternate Block

Not a fan of red, black and white?  That’s okay.  You can use any colors you want.  In fact, just reversing two of these colors will create a dramatic difference.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB On Point with Alternate Block 2

I like this one the best!  What about you?

Leavenworth Nine Patch Quilt Block – Part 1

For this week’s practice, I chose the Leavenworth Nine Patch block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.NM CalendarI thought that I would be bored with this block.

Leavenworth Nine Patch

It is simply drafted from a 7 x 7 grid of squares.

Light, medium, and dark values can be placed in a myriad of ways to create lots and lots of designs.  Here is a version from BlockBase…#2280c:

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB

My challenge was to play with just these two variations.

Turns out, I’ve kept myself entertained for hours and I now have two large project files for this block; one for straight set designs, and one for on point designs.

This week, we’ll look at some of the straight set designs.

*Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.

Leavenworth Nine Patch Straight Set

For me, the above is unappealing.  How about rotating some of those blocks?

Leavenworth Nine Patch Straight Set 2

That’s better.  We could rotate some more, but let’s move on.

The following is the BlockBase version set simply side-by-side.  It looks like it has been set with sashing, but not so.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB Straight Set 3

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB Rotated Straight Set 4

Now we have a bit of an Irish Chain look with sashing, and yet, it is the Leavenworth Nine Patch (BlockBase version) set side-by-side with the alternate blocks rotated.

To create the following alternate block, I’ve deleted some lines in the Leavenworth Nine Patch grid.

Leavenworth Nine Patch Alternate

Here’s what happens when the two blocks are set together.

Leavenworth Nine Patch BB Straight Set 5

I like it!  Not boring at all!

Next week, I’ll show Leavenworth Nine Patch set on point.