Tuesday, 4 September 2007

4 and 9 patch blocks.

I just spent a very pleasant little while putting together a bunch of 4 and 9 patch blocks.
As I said yesterday, these colours really are not me, and some of the prints in the pack are huge, so not really ideal for the tiny 3" blocks I chose to produce. I've made enough of them to enable me to make them into four 6" blocks in the future.


I'll put them away for now, along with the remainder of the fabrics I've used, then as my beginners collection of Fabric scraps and instructions for scrappy blocks grows, inspiration may strike.

Thank you to those of you who left or sent encouraging words after my sorry attempts at quilting a whole top. I haven't given up and will try again. :-)

5 comments:

Sarah Nopp said...

Those are some delicious fabrics. Like little candies you want to eat! I am a little infatuated with those big huge prints right now... I just need to make something from them and I will be satisfied. Maybe.

Fiona said...

It's hard to work with coloours tha you wouldn't normally choose - as it happens I love those pinks and blues but I struggle with browns. Love 'em in other people's quilts, just can't seem to get the hang of them myself.

Michael5000 said...

Hi, Manxgirl --

I'm new to Q4P (stateofthecraft.blogspot.com), and was surfing through the ring when I saw your blog. I've been fascinated with Man since I found an old map in college. Not sure why, but there you go. It's one of the places I'm trying to get my wife interested in visiting.

It is hard getting the fabrics you want for quilting, living on an island?

Andrea said...

Just caught up on your blog. I had it saved as a favourite but didn't know it was August 12th post. Every time I clicked on your blog it just threw up the same post. Thought you hadn't updated. Anyway all sorted now. I'm sure the quilt you just made will be appreciated by your mum. I quite often go off my quilts too so just find some-one who WILL like it ! It's really very pretty.

katepang said...

I love the big prints cut up small - you really focus on funny shapes, lots of interest! Try some yellow with them for zing.