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!

8 comments:

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!

Judy

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!!!