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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More Nine Patches

Thanks to all the comments on my last blog, the snarky chicken is completely "cowed" and that is not easy for a chicken!

I have probably finished all the nine patches I will do for this quilt. I now have to decide how to do the sashing. THe one in the book has a darker strip between two lighter ones. I am thinking of making the light strips all the same and possibly the darker ones as well. I have to buy some fabric for the light strips. I have none on hand that really works. Once I have this much sewn together I will know if I need more nine patches. I think I will have a fairly wide border and have been toying with the idea of some letters on the border but not sure what they should say.

And these are some fabrics I dyed a couple of days ago. When we went to California I bought some fabric at Dharma Trading Company. I always go to their web site so it was thrilling to actually go to their store. I have never seen so much white stuff anywhere in one place. From their web site I was expecting a colourful store but when you think of it, white makes sense. All the colour is added at home. The fabric I bought dyed beautifully and I wish I had been able to buy more of it, especially considering that cotton costs more than twice as much here in Canada. Unfortunately, the car was packed to the roof with no room for a bolt of cotton. I will definitely go back there when we are in the area again.


Hedgehog said...

Your nine-patches look super!

DubiQuilts said...

Your hand dyes are great. Don't you just love to hand dye? I love it.

quiltpixie said...

you have 20 blocks of 9 patches right... so what about calling it "20-9 again" (assuming of course you've made other 9 patch quilts :-)

the hand dyed look wonderufl -- very retro 60's.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I really like how your color scheme came out with this, so far!

Dharma is an old favorite of mine too - before Toddler I used to dye and marble alot! Too fun!



Anonymous said...

That quilt is really looking your colors...and I LOVE your PROFILE....Toni

Jane Ann said...

I love your smaller 9-patch cornerstone blocks! Oh, heck, I love the whole thing.

Tonya R said...

I love that dharma catalog - very inspiring even though I've never tried any of the dyeing. fun squares!

Darcie said...

Is the actual Dharma Trading (the store front) as fun in person as they are in their catalog? Such wit!

You dyeing turned out lovely, Joyce. Any plans yet?