Saturday, September 8, 2012

X's and O's

A self-imposed deadline for finishing this small quilt was just the right impetus to get done what little was left to do.  "Puzzle piece" quilting and and binding went on in a matter of a few hours. 

Pattern from American Patchwork & Quilting, June 2011. 

These pink 9 patches were from Julie's swap of a couple years ago.  Normally I am not that fond of pink, but mixed with brown, I really like them.

The tan and cream ones were leftovers I had put together for the swap. 

I enjoyed working with the Tri-Recs ruler to make these stars.  The pattern provided a template but using the ruler was fast and easy to cut the pairs.

A simple pieced back from fat quarters, and these hugs and kisses are on their way to Arizona as a housewarming gift.  My brother and sister in law and family are finally getting to move into their new home, four months after they originally hoped to.  Happy Days!


Kate said...

It turned out beautifully. Love the puzzle piece quilting. Congrats on getting it all done!

Janet O. said...

Another winner, Annie! Like you, I don't lean toward pink, but I do like it with brown and have a box of pink and brown repro fabrics for a "someday" project. : )

Patrica said...

This came out so nice. Love the color combination although it's not anything I would usually use myself it looks wonderful here.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Very nice! I like the inverted star and the use of the stripes in the middle block. I like pink and brown together too! Great finish!


Quilter Kathy said...

It is so beautiful...I'm sure they will love it! What a creative arrangement for the 9 patches!

Stephanie said...

A beautiful finish. Love it hanging on the fence/gate. I'm sure it will make the housewarming even more special.

Shay said...

I love the back Annie and as for the front - it doesnt get better than pink and chocolate tones.

Looks great!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow....I LOVE it Annie!!!