Friday, January 9, 2009

Starting From Scraps

I wanted make some scrappy 9 patches so I grabbed myself a handful of light and dark 1.5 inch strips. I cut these strips 5.5 inches long (that gave me three 1.5 inch segments from each strip set) for a better variety and interest.




Next I chose two other fabrics from my stash to go with the little 9 patches. I love the green not to crazy about the orange but, I think it works so I"ll go with it.





Now, I had to decide what I would do with the other fabrics.....hmmmmm. Got it! I'll make some hour glass blocks to use for alternates. Next, I cut one 4 1/4 inch strip from the green and orange fabrics. After a little more sewing..........and more sewing. :)~



TADA! A sneak peek of what I have so far.. LOL I'm thinking about using this darker green for the border then adding a deep chocolate brown for the binding.
Happy Stitching,
Shar



8 comments:

Babs Schmidt said...

Oh Shar, I think that is gorgeous! the colors work! You have a good eye for that. I think adding the brown will make everything POP!

em's scrapbag said...

I love scrappy quilts and this one is great! Good Job!

dot said...

I like it!!! Your color choices are wonderful.

Mary said...

Just beautiful! Love the colors and the hour glass blocks just makes it pop! Hugs, Mary

Louann said...

I love it. As simple as the nine patch is, it always looks so nice. I love the green and orange together also. This is going to be nice.

Rhonda said...

I love these kinds of quilts, from scraps to blocks to a layout. Great job!

Millie Kriel said...

I like 9 patch and scrappy quilts. Just love what you have done so far.

Michelle said...

I love mini 9patch blocks...it's my favorite block. Your project is going to be cute!