Friday, June 19, 2009

The First Sixteen

I couldn't help it. I had to start sewing the nine patches together.
The First 16
Aren't they pretty?
I can hardly wait for the June blocks.
Oh, and there WILL be a July swap too. I think 48 blocks will make a really nice quilt.

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32 comments:

tami_f said...

YAY!!! I see MY block in there! :) How cool is THAT??? Glad to hear that we'll be doing another round in July!!! Can't wait to get my package!

Tami

Rachael Adele said...

Good-- I'm glad I'm not the only impatient one! I've started sewing my blocks together for Amanda Jean's quiltalong.

Suzan said...

I don't see my blocks - I was probably way too tame with my color choices. Gonna have to kick it up a notch!!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Way too cute! Love it. ooxx`jodi

SandyB said...

That is really neat. I hope I can get in on the next one!

Starbound Studios said...

love the 9-patches! I'm making one as well, and just have to get the white fabric for sashing and off I go! Love yours!

Elaine said...

I see one of mine in there! :) It's actually one of my June blocks, but I don't see myself on the June block list yet. :)

Elaine

audreypawdrey said...

They are looking so pretty all together! I am so excited about receiving them in the mail. One of mine are showing!

MLE said...

I have been hoping like crazy that we would do a July swap! Yay!! By the way, I got mine in the mail today, and they are beautiful! Thanks for all your hard work!

becca said...

yay!! I was hoping we'd do a july swap. can't wait to seethe squares you sent- maybe tomorrow!!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Wow! They are so striking! Beautiful fabrics, what a great quilt this will be!

Anonymous said...

thank you for organizing this swap. I got my blocks in the mail today and it was a lot of fun.

Heidi said...

I got my blocks today too! It was so fun to open them. I can't wait to sew mine together.

Robin said...

You go! I just got my blocks in the mail today and am super excited about them!!! They are all fabulous. Sign me up for July, for sure!!! :)

jodie said...

I received my blocks today and the sizes range from 6 inches to 6 3/4 inches with only three measuring in at 6 1/2 inches.

I had planned to sash the blocks but as I am new to this I'm not sure how to do that with such a variation of sizes. Any tips or tricks that you can share to help me with this would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

jodie.marie
at verizon.net


*I've also posted this on the Flickr site http://www.flickr.com/groups/3by3/ in hopes other swappers can help.*

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Hey Anina - I'm so glad you are up to continuing into July! Thanks. I recognize a block there and can't wait to see mine! Those look great!

Aloha, Jo said...

Excellent - A third opportunity to get the 6.5" right! I'm entertaining a disappearing 9P sort of thing, maybe only some of the blocks, leaving others original. We'll See.

JODI.MARIE - Maybe you can resew? Especially the larger ones will have enough fabric. I've done that with some block exchanges and been happy with the result.

Aloha, Jo

Janet said...

wow. the fabrics glow, it's so wonderful.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

They look teriffic!! I can hardly wait to get mine in the mail... maybe today! And I'm excited you're going to do a July swap as well.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Beautiful. I love the colors.

MichelleB said...

It looks great! And Hooray for 3rd month!

Lisa said...

Your 9 patches are beautiful, i love the colors you've selected! Can't wait to see it completed!

Anya said...

I got mine late last week. They all look lovely! Thanks for organizing this -- a third month sounds great.

jaybird said...

they look great! i often have the urge to sew some parts together just to feel like i'm getting somewhere!

Chara Michele said...

So lovely!

Terriaw said...

Good for you! I love the white sashing, which really makes each fabric pop.

amandajean said...

they are SO PRETTY! i love how the white makes the blocks pop.

Sandy said...

I'm in for another month! Thanks!

wyndesnow said...

I love how they look!! I received my blocks in the mail on Friday. I am glad to hear that there will be a July swap. I too was going to add a sashing to mine!!!

Thanks for all the hard work!!

ohthecuteness said...

How fun! I love how you can see everyone's different taste in each individual block. Can't wait to see the finished product!

P.S. Love your blog by the way!

Aloha, Jo said...

Yea! My envelope completed its swim from Washington to Hawaii yesterday and are those blocks fun. I am most amazed at the variety of what is medium and dark in peoples' minds and stashes. Looking forward to what comes in the next mailings.

Aloha, Jo

Jane said...

SO beautiful!!!
Is your sashing cut 2/5"?