Anyhow, during this hiaitus, about the only chair comfortable enough to sit on was a dining room chair, so I parked the faithful little featherweight on the table and began piecing nine-patch blocks. These fabrics were donated to our quilt ministry a year or so ago from an anonymous friend, and have patiently awaited their destiny. There was a fat quarter bundle of lovely deep shades of shot cotton and small yardages of Kaffe Fassett prints. I'd never tried a disappearing nine-patch before, in fact had only ever seen one recently, so it seemed easy enough and not too complicated that the back pain would interfere with assembling the top in a coherent manner. Hmm, have 'disappearing nine-patch' and 'coherent' ever been used in the same sentence before? Hehe! After determining I could wrangle enough pieces for 20 blocks of the featured floral if I made the pieces 5" square, I set about cutting up the fabric, and this is the result.
Pretty wild, huh? You'll have to take my word for it, the colors are FAR lovelier than depicted in my poor photo attempts. Especially the shot cottons, which are just beautiful in their own right. The following close-ups provide a little better color rendition, though not perfect by far.
So, this top measures 67 x 80 inches, and is slated to join a group of quilts our group will be donating for the church camp's annual benefit auction over Labor Day weekend. My sweet hubby who favors deep greens and browns and is generally not a fan of wild color combos thinks this top is pretty cool, so if auction-goers don't get super-excited, it may end up coming home to live with us, who knows? I'll be piecing the back next week, using some of the left-over yardage and another 'coordinating' print - coordinating with the dark shot cottons at least!
I also began another mindless piecing project over the past few days, and will post when there's more to show. Right now it consists of a few hundred semi-pieced 4-patch blocks, with alternate blocks yet to be cut and assembled. Fun bright fabrics, with a plain white background, another auction donation quilt in the making. More later.
I'm happy to say after four adjustments by our chiropractor, including one this morning, things are beginning to look up, and hopefully if I don't move or twist incorrectly the back will be back to some semblance of normal before too many more days. The interesting thing is, since my back went out, the wrist doesn't hurt a bit! Guess I'd best get back to some FMQ while that lasts!
Aww Mom, put it on the floor, will ya?