Sat down with the hubs and a couple of movies over the weekend and bound my monster scrap nine patch that I started a year ago.
It reminds me of quilters past who cut up/recycled/never wasted/used up every bit of fabric they had.
Somewhere I heard this: Pioneer/frontier women would buy fabric at the general store for clothes. After their clothing was unusable, they'd make a quilt out of the fabric. When the quilt was unusable they'd cut it up and use it to make braided rugs. When the rugs were unusable they'd burn them for fuel in their fires. Then they'd take the ash from the fires and use it when they made candles and soap for their homes. How's that for not wasting a thing?!
If I've said it once, I'll say it again, scrappy quilts really do make me happy. That's why I'm naming this one Scrappy Makes Me Happy.
I LOVE the back a LOT! I might even like it better than the front.
(I'm not afraid to say that I totally ripped off Ashley's design from her nine patch.)
You can read more about this quilt here.
I'll leave you with a picture of a Scrap Nine Patch done by my husband's Grandma. She has since passed away, but her beautiful quilting lives on (all hand done!).
This one is over 50 years old. She used it on her beds underneath her spreads. When my MIL showed this to me last year I about fell over. It really is still beautiful after all these years, despite some repairs. I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to inherit one of her old beauties sometime down the road...