16 March 2011

The Olive 9 patch

 This is the adventure that is my first official I'm-cutting-it-out-myself quilt.  I'm calling it the Olive 9 patch because it'll go on the new big girl bed of a little sweetie that lives here.

 I picked up a selection of fat quarters and a jelly roll to get started
 I have to set things up on my kitchen counter or little hands try to help.
 Pairing up the stripes.  I found a sweet little polka dot white fabric at Joann's to use as one of the lights
getting ready to sew, again on my kitchen table this time.
 I also picked out this leaf pattern as another white.    Here's a stack of stripes ready to be cut into the squares
pinning edges

pressing on the ironing board

and here's a finished green patch. 

I have a plan for a pastel colored, sort of rainbow with the blocks.  Starting at pink and ending with lavender.  I'm doing an irish chain with the patches, meaning each 9 patch will be separated with a solid block.

to be continued.................


  1. That is going to be GORGEOUS! I can't wait to see it finished :)

  2. I love the colors you've chosen! So pretty! My mother is a quilter and I've always admired the amount of detailing that goes into making a quilt. It's certainly a talent that requires an amount of patience that I do not possess. Can't wait to see the finished product!



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