Saturday, August 28, 2010

Nine Patch Progress

In between work, taxi mum, sight-seeing (see previous post) and the other normal daily activities that get in the way, I have been making a little progress on my nine-patches for Julie's swap. I wanted to work with brown and pink and fell in love with the delicate flowers in this reproduction brown print. My LQS did not have enough of either pink to do them all the same. But I was able to get enough to do half and half. As each swappee receives two nine patches from each swapper I thought it would be ok to have two different pinks instead of two the same.
Strip piecing certainly makes the process smooth and straight-forward. I'm really looking forward to seeing what the other ladies will send! There's been a few sent in already and they look fabulous so far.
Even if you are not in the swap - go and visit Julie's blog - she's a very inspirational lady!
PS: My fabrics are Judie Rothermel from Marcus Brothers. The brown and dark pink are the Charleston V collection and the light pink is the Rocky Mountain Museum collection.

7 comments:

julieQ said...

Oh, how gorgeous are these nine patches! wonderful fabric choices, they are just like yummy chocolate cherries!

Maree: said...

I know isn't it Awful when Life gets in the way of our Stiching..lol..Lovely Fabrics.
cheers

nima said...

wow...lovely block

Barb said...

Brown and pinks go so lovely together.

Allie said...

SO pretty!!! I love pink and brown. I've never tried the strip method, although I've seen it done many times - I'll have to try it!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh they look great.........must get mine made..........might get some strips cut today......

Stephanie said...

Yummy color combinations--like strawberries and chocolate. Your gladiator helmet thimble is such fun.

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