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Monday, October 12, 2009

Red and Aqua D9P blocks coming together

Not long ago I showed you the yummy fabrics I received from Fabric.com for two swaps I signed up for. Well, today I finally got a chance to sew some blocks together for Jane's Red and Aqua Disappearing 9-patch block swap. I had a house full of company this weekend - two sisters from out of town - and was it ever fun! One sister was here from Wisconsin with her husband for his niece's wedding, and one sister was here from Pennsylvania with her four children just for the fun of it, so we all surprised our oldest sister (the nun I made this fabulous tote bag for) by showing up at her school's Columbus Day fair on Saturday. What fun that was!

So anyway, I spent this afternoon in my sewing room putting together 10 of the 25 9-patch blocks I need for this swap and here is what they look like before pressing or cutting...

Red and Aqua Disappearing 9 Patch blocksWhat a color combination! Certainly not one I ever would have chosen, but I'm having fun with it!

Red and Aqua Disappearing 9 Patch blocksI was able to get all my squares cut during the week, knowing that the weekend would be full of fun family stuff.

Red and Aqua Disappearing 9 Patch blocks I have plenty of reds and aquas cut for the remaining 15 blocks, so perhaps this week I can lay them all out on the pool table and then stitch them all up. It's amazing the different combinations that can be made with so many fabrics. The first 10 are all different from each other and I am going to try to get the last 15 to be unique as well. I know there are lots more fun ways to put these fabrics together!

I'm also still working on my crocheted half-granny shawl which is just about finished. I decided to gather up all the leftover yarn from the Sweet Liberty afghan and just crochet each color until it was gone. I have just a little bit of the blue left now, and when that is gone the shawl will be complete. I should be able to show it to you very shortly.

Happy Stitching!

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