wow quaggy--you snuck your blocks in behind our backs!
Lovely job...and I really like how you laid out the Maple Leaves...that is going to be a beautiful quilt!
melladh...you pick such nice colors for your blocks...I am guessing that you like blues...
The 9 patch remains a favorite pattern of mine because you can get so many different looks...love the tan centers...really shows off the blues!
I DO like blues! Though in this swap I just asked for bold colors
And I love a lot of other colors too, even if my stash might try to say otherwise... Blues are just easy to get loads of in bold colors, with different soft prints. I have some wonderful of deep purples that I almost never get to use in this swap and I never really have any projects for myself to use them in. >_> It's just harder getting good fabrics in many of the other colors. Apparently our retailers really like blue as well I guess
Or at least they only like bold colors in blue.
I managed to find ONE lime-ish fabric at the store today though! (and I have a slightly unhealthy love for the color combo with the light purple, though I prefer the same combo with darker, bolder colors. Unhealthy why? Because I'd get sick of it if I had to see it too often, and yet I crave it!)
That's the only light purple they had btw. There was also a single orange fabric, but it's the same one as I already have. Then there were about 20 blues in various shades, and a bunch of dark greens, and dark reds.
I think there were five yellows, in bold, warm tones, or pastelle yellow. No real "lemon" yellow. I DID manage to find a solid turquoise! (the only turquoise in the store) So there will be boats at some point!
(oh, and here's a sneak peek of the failed icky-thump)