Look at all these gorgeous blues! This is a color I rarely work with so I'm thrilled to get so many fabulous shades and prints to play with.
25 Nine Patch blocks will go into this Carefree Romance quilt from the Spring/Summer 2010 Quilt Sampler magazine, designed by Veda Wilhite. Hard to tell from this pic, but there is an alternate hourglass block that makes a frame around each of the nine patches. I'm thinking caramels and browns would be great as the hourglass blocks.
All these yummy reds, browns and greens will go in this quilt I've sketched a colorway for.
I saw this pattern in a Thimbleberries book I own. Lynette Jensen went subtle with her colorway in her Nine Patch Criss-Cross quilt, emphasizing the diagonals, but I thought, "What if I made the square in square with two different colors in each half?" Out came the graph paper and pencil! A star pattern was created when I rotated the square in squares in each row--can you see the 16 stars? 40 Nine Patches and 40 square in square blocks are needed for the 9 x 9 layout I sketched. I'm thinking red and green, or maybe cheddar and green for the square in square blocks, with creamy centers.
Then there are some lovely double pinks with brown and black. I threw in the extra neutral blocks I got back and they look pretty good with these! A nice table topper could be created with this pile of 12 blocks. I'm so happy I joined this swap and have nothing but profuse thanks for all the other swappers for their wonderful blocks, and particularly thanks to Julie for taking on this enormous task! (She'll know better next time!)