97 Nine Patches

Phew!

Weeks of work, and I need five more!

black star nine patch

Its rather boring to blog about nine patches every week, so I saved it up until I had enough worth sharing about.

rocks nine patch

nine patches

Chris went to a quilt show a while back with Joanne and I and while there, attended a talk about her new book on the Aurora Colony with author, Jan Kirkpatrick.

Aurora: An American Experience in Quilt, Community and Craft.  I have visited Aurora many times, but learned that the colony had there own mills and actually made the fabrics.  She had three quilts with her and one was a basic nine patch, beautiful in its simplicity.

Chris loved it and and wanted one like it.  So I started with some leftover material from previous projects, and went from there.  Of course a few trips to local quilt and fabric stores were included.

Momcat found out what we were up to and sent me a magazine page in the mail about local area quilt shops.  I had been to four of them, but before the weekend was over, Chris and I had managed to visit four more.

A mini-shop hop!  We went to Canby Quilt Shop, Speckled Hen in Wilsonville, Heart to Hand and Let’s Quilt in Oregon City.  Chris had quite a lot of fun picking out some fat quarters and things from the sale bin and a few others that he just had to have!   He also loved being the center of attention that being the lone guy in the quilt shop garnered him.

And he has compiled quite a selection of fabrics that has stars on it.  Already thinking of your next quilt, Chris?

Now if I could just teach him how to sew!

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