Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing everyone a wonderful day!

I spent all day yesterday doing little nine patches. They're scrappy, they're fun, and they're all out of my stash!



Some of those are from that swap about seven years ago. I think those light shirtings are really popping, but Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts gave me a couple of tips to calm them down. Or I may just keep making blocks and replace those. When they're set with alternating plain aged muslin blocks, they probably won't pop quite as much as they're doing now all laid out together.

Kathie is also the inspiration for these!

I'll worry about that much later when I'm closer to the end of these.

13 comments:

Mary said...

Scrappy quilts are my favorite. This is going to make into a really neat quilt.

MB in MI said...

This will be a lovely quilt!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I was admiring Kathy's a few days ago. Yours are lovely, too!

Cathy said...

When you lay them out on the floor, it looks like you have a lot of blocks made. Your quilt is going to be lovely.

Carol said...

They're wonderful Vicky. It's going to be an awesome quilt!

mascanlon said...

A tea bath maybe to tone them down a bit? I love these blocks Vicky, you have been so busy!

pdudgeon said...

here's your solution: Instant vintage from Temecula Quilt Co.
http://www.temeculaquiltco.com/extras.html

the 5th item down the page on the right.

i've seen the before and after photos of quilts treated with this, and it's everything you would want in an aged quilt.
your blocks are looking great!

Darlene said...

Oh Vicky - I love it!!! Terrific scrappy quilt. For me??? LOL

AnnieO said...

Very cute! An alternate plain block will definitely change up the look of all these little 9 patches.

katie z. said...

Very, very fun. Makes me want to make some... but there are far too many other things to do!

Karen said...

I like the pops of light in the 9 patches.

moonbear said...

Vicky, I believe I was in that swap! If so, you would know me as moonbear. AND I am currently working on a Civil War Quilt using 8 inch CW squares a few of us swapped after that 9 patch. I am using the squares for Barbara Brachman's CW BOW on her blog and have blocks posted on the flicker site linked to her blog. Picked up your blog from a link on Kathie Holland's blog. This has got to be you... is that Daisy? I believe that was her name?

gracie said...

I see why my daughter follows you. Very cute little quilts. Love to make them. grace