Wednesday, November 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday

It is beginning to feel much more like winter these days , so cold in the mornings with heavy frost but so far no snow on the ground :-)  Since today is Wednesday it is time to share my work in progress , I won't take up too much of your time but will share a couple of projects on the go . For several months now I have been swapping nine patch blocks with 10 other ladies , mostly the girls I quilt with on Tuesdays , yesterday was the day for swapping so my little pile was getting quite large and just now I decided to spread them out on the display wall so you can see just how many I have gathered , we decided to do this at least once more  so we will have enough to make a decent size quilt .
These are placed in no particular order and at this time I have no idea just how I will use these but do have a few options to choose from. I was enjoying making nine patch so much that I then joined my friends at Wednesday sewing session but the spin on these is they had to be Christmas prints so here is what I have so far ,this should be enough to make something with  .
Again in no particular order just the way they came out of my bag ,such fun !!
Now the other thing that I am involved with is postcards , our guild is planning on an exchange with friends of Annette of In Stitches and Seams ,the plan is to exchange in January for February and our theme is Valentines so I did a couple of samples to show our quilt guild tonight at the meeting .
This is another of my vintage cards that I printed from onto a fabric sheet  and then this one is a small stitchery that I came across and it was the perfect size for a card.
I don't have any further progress on my runner to report at this time maybe in a day or two . I am linking up today to the Needle and Thread Network .Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day .
 hugs Sheila

18 comments:

  1. the nice patches are great... they seem to work anyway you put them? love the cards too...
    Hugz

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  2. Wonderful variety of projects, I always like to see what you are up to. Those 9-patch blocks will find a home soon, I am sure!

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  3. Love the 9-patches. Always loved that block. :) Hugs,

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  4. I love the nine patches just as they are. Wonderful stitchery on the postcard too.

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  5. your blocks will make a gorgeous quilt Sheila and that card is so cute,well done.xx

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  6. you can't go wrong with nine patch blocks.
    Love that little valentine.

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  7. What a great stack of blocks! Lovely little stitchery too, would make such a lovely handmade card :)

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  8. You have some great ideas there Sheila...

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  9. What a fun swap.. Nine patches always look great.
    Maybe you could make a few table runners out of the Christmas ones.
    Great ideas for Valetine...Already?????

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  10. What is it about 9 patches...it is like log cabin blocks. They always look great. You are going to have 2 lovely quilts when they are together. Stay warm over there. I am very hot over here. 30 degrees c here today.

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  11. Your 9patches are all wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with them. So many possibilities.

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  12. I'll hav eto make a few samples too thanks for reminding me my friend I know that most of the gal will be new to making them.
    the 9 patches are looking great... what is the size of the patches. and blocks?? they look like they will make a great scrappy quilt.

    in stitches

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  13. all the 9 patches look great together. Your fabric card is so pretty too. cute stitchery.

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  14. Love the cards! The quilt blocks looking wonderful.

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  15. Love your nine patches oh and the card♥♥. So good to connect with NS Bloggers.

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  16. I keep forgetting those fabric Christmas cards. This one is great! I love the nine patches and your colours, always makes a warm and cudddly quilt!

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  17. Sheila--I love these nine patches. I did a swap like this a few years ago with my friends on a dye group, and it is one of my treasured quilts.

    I used a magic marker to write all of their names in the blocks (oh yes I did) and with my memory, I am soo glad I did.

    Anways, I hope you like your nine patches as much as I like mine. :-)

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  18. Hi Sheila, as you get ready to rug up to keep warm, I have drawn the blinds and watered the plants as we head for a 37degree day..
    Nine patches are fantastic aren't they, so quick but so effective..

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