New Orleans House Project

Saturday, November 14, 2015

RSC 15: Are the 9 Patches Done Yet?

Although the Rainbow Scrap Challenge color of the month is lime green, I've fulfilled the lime green needs in all my scrappy projects.  Instead, I'm filling in the palette with varieties of aqua.

I've been piecing together these color-themed 9 patches for over a year.  I think there are finally enough blocks for a quilt.  I'd like to get them laid out on the design wall so I can start assembling them - but - there's a t-shirt quilt muscling everything else aside right now.

A dear friend asked me to make a t-shirt quilt for her daughter and son-in-law.  The shirts are from their college days and courtship.   Daughter Chris had very specific instructions on the quilt layout, so I have felt limited in terms of creativity.  I spent most of last weekend cutting shirts and adding stabilizer.  I still need to create a block from smaller t-shirt designs that didn't make it to the full-block size.  There's also a big stack of 5 inch size logos/designs that could be used to add two small, narrow rows on the top and bottom of the quilt.  I'm auditioning some fabrics for sashing and once I decide on the right fabric, I can get the quilt assembled and off the design wall.

Whatever the color, I'm looking forward to seeing lots of creativity over at Angela's Soscrappy linky party. 






16 comments:

  1. LOVE those aqua 9-Patch blocks!! Sorry that your client is squashing your creativity. Those are always the WORST! Lucky for you, her direction hasn't totally messed up the color balance within the quilt.

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  2. Can't wait to see what you do with all those nine patches!

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  3. It will be fun to see the nine patches all together as well as those tees! :)

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  4. I love aqua so those nine patches are looking very pretty in my opinion. I can't wait to see the t-shirt quilt, please share it when you're done, even if it's not to your creative standards. :)

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  5. I love your aqua 9 patches! I've finally gotten many of my 9 patches sewn up into 2 (!) quilts this week. they're a classic, but fantastic block, with so many possibilities!

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  6. Your 9 patches are so pretty in aqua. Its hard to design something when there are specific instructions issued. Good luck with that.

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  7. Missed not working with aqua this year. Looks like some interesting shirts on the design wall.

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  8. Love the aquas. I have really missed having a month for blue green this year. Good work on the t-shirt quilt. Such hard work, but always so well loved.

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  9. The aquas are scrumptious. Good luck with the Tshirt quilt.

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  10. those aqua 9 patches look great together don't they? I like very much that they don't alternate light/dark. It gives a different look and it's fresh.
    How will you arrange the whole spectrum? That's the million dollar question for me as I near the end.
    LeeAnna

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  11. I've got some aqua's going this month too! Very soothing color. Your blocks look great.

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  12. Aqua is such a happy color to work with, so enjoy it. The t-shirt project will be done and you can start a new year with excitement. Good work!

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  13. nice nines! Love the t-shirt quilt. I still have my sons and daughters to make one some day! they are wonderful momentos

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  14. Aqua and white look really sharp together.

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  15. Pretty aqua patches! Good luck with the T-shirt quilt.

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  16. I'm watching to see how you put your colorful 9-patch blocks together.

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