Saturday, April 7, 2012

From the Rabbit Hole

I'm popping out of the rabbit hole for a quick post on what I've been working on this week.

I am making a lattice quilt for this year's Hands2Help charity quilt challenge, using the Nine Patch Lattice Quilt tutorial at Oh, Fransson!.  I decided to make it a little bit bigger though, so it should be twin size instead of lap.

All my nine patches are made and I'm in the process of trimming them.  Pretty funky, no?

The background neutral is a tan.  I don't remember the exact name of the color, but it's one of about a half dozen similar "tans" I bought a few months ago when I was making a different quilt.  Downside of buying fabric online: Things don't always look like they do on your screen.  Upside:  More fabric to use later!

I also made a couple of string blocks for a String Block Challenge at the String Thing Along blog.  The idea was to use some "ugly" fabrics to make a block that will go into a charity quilt Brenda will be quilting.  I don't think all of these fabrics are ugly, but I did try to use a few less loved bits.

I don't know about you, but with everything else to keep up with and the holiday tomorrow, I'm bushed!

This was our pet rabbit, Thumper - such a sweet bunny!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a Happy Easter!


Allison said...

those are definately some funky nine patches! I love those fabrics - could you share what they are? Thumper looks like such a cutie :)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Funky's good! Happy Easter:)

Cherie said...

Love the blocks! Some very funky fabrics indeed! =D

Sara said...

Cute blocks..Happy Easter:)

Karen said...

I love your H2H blocks. Your strings are cute.

Sarah Craig said...

Love love love your H2H in progress!! Great fabrics!!! Whoop whoop!!

Diane said...

Your H2H is going to be great! I scrolled through the last couple posts and you have had a lot going on with trips to the hospital and Good Will... LOVE that pyrex!

Elizabeth said...

I'm pretty sure I was buried under a mountain of paperwork, which is why I didn't comment.

A pet bunny? Really? Interesting.

Also, love your funky nine-patches. You do amazing things with fabric. Seriously. When you showed the fabrics, I scratched my head and said, "really?" But I should have know. You do amazing things with fabric.

xo -E