Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nine Patch progress

A while ago I joined Julie's 9 patch block exchange.  What with all the moving and shaking going on here at Casa de Orts, I haven't made much progress on my 78 blocks.  Luckily they are not due for another three weeks!
The colors are not reading well but the two lower stacks are purples.  It has been fun to pull fabrics and make up different batches.  I feel like I'm doing "serial sevens" because each fat quarter and background I have cut up has produced about seven 9-patches. 

Combos waiting in the wings...not sure about that Thimbleberries one on the left--it might be too bright for Civil War repros, but I do like the print a lot.  See Julie's blog for the great variety of yummy blocks we swappers will enjoy at the end!  I picked up the McCall's Quilting mag for September/October and there is a great pattern combining 9 patches, churn dash, and basket blocks with a star printed fabric that I just love, called  Cocoa Baskets.  I can see using some of my swap blocks for this!   I also finished construction on all the Bowtie block pieces and will show that tomorrow on Design Wall Monday.

This morning we had brunch with my MIL Frances at "her place", the senior home she lives in, which has a lovely dining/meeting room on the 7th floor. Frances is 91 and very independent, in generally good health and humor. She keeps very busy at her place and is even an "ambassador", showing new folks around.
 Erica liked the desserts best!


Quilter Kathy said...

How beautiful your MIL is!! (Your daughter too of course!)
Great to hear you are in the 9 patch swap!

Darlene said...

I love your nine patches - I hope one of your 'serial seven' finds it's way to me. LOL

Your daughter and MIL are beautiful.

Cynthia L. said...

I am like your daughter - I love desert. Alas, I am not as young nor beautiful as she is.

The nine patches look great. I like the purple.

Vivian said...

Looks like a fun exchange you're working on. Your 9-patch piles look great.
I also spotted that quilt in the McCall's magazine. Yet another destined for my bucket list.

Kathie said...

love your nine patches, wish I would have joined this swap,
the desserts look yummy! amazing at 91 good for her keeping busy and young!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I love swaps. I did 5 nine patch blocks once . It took me 10 blocks to get the 5 right.

Right now that I've announced to the world I'm a 9 patch dunce , your blocksand colours look bee-yoo-tiful.

As do your daughter and MIL.

And the desserts....

Marg said...

Your MIL is fabulous at 91 and your daughter is gorgeous too.
That looks like a great swap to join in.