Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My first two nine-patch blocks and my daughter's drawing.

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. I made my first two blocks for the 9-patch quilt along with Crazy Mom Quilts. I'm using left over fabric from other quilts. This is going to be a scrappy quilt. Which is my favorite style of quilts. I'm using darker, warmer fabrics, because that's what I have. They don't sell a lot of those modern colorful prints her in Canada. I'm going to have to order online to get those. I really like warm colors though. They suit me just fine. I made them both this morning. I worked yesterday, and I was beat when I got home. Today I have to work evening shift, so I thought I'd get them done this morning. I really like how quickly they come together. So, I'm going to have fun making this one.
On another note, yesterday I let my kids use the craft kit my mom gave us when we went to visit them a few weeks ago. It's a nice kit with oil paints, watercolor paints, watercolor pencils, about 30 professional brushes, a bunch of sketch books, and three different kinds of pastels. These are all artist quality items, and are very expensive. But the kids needed something different to do, so I let them use the pastels. They each made two or three pictures. They were very nice. My daughter kept going back to make more pictures. She made about 7 pictures. The last one she made was of a dogs face. It's so nice. I almost couldn't believe she made it. She was sitting at the table, working so hard on it, blending the colors. I thought I should show it to you. Isn't it cute. Well, I have to go. I hope you all have a great day.
Happy Stitching!!
Ariane :o)


Sandy said...

How old is she? Tell her that picture is gorgeous.
Love the colors in your nine patches.

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said...


How old is your daughter? This is really impressive! By the way, I totally believe in giving children high-quality art supplies - you're never too young to learn to care for and appreciate quality and sometimes it can help bring out previously talents, don't you think? Big ups to your mom!

Lovely blocks too - I love the pink and green combo.


DeeRoo said...

Wow...she did a really great job with those pastels...I love them...even though it has been a very, very long time since I have messed with them.
I was going to do the 9 patch too but I'm doing the zig zag with the Old Red Barn Co and it is taking every ounce of my brain power to figure out how many squares of each color to cut out since I absolutely have no extra!:) Thanks for sharing.

a good yarn said...

That's a lovely picture. She has talent. Keep encouraging her. Great start on the nine-patch blocks. Ann :)

Michelle said...

Your daughter is extremely talented, just like you. Your 9 patches look great.

Quilt Rat said...

Some of her mother's creativity must be rubbing off, your daughter has done a wonderful job!

Mary said...

The nine patches look wonderful -- I love 9 patch quilts but haven't made one myself in a while but I've started cutting some 2.5 inch strips with the idea of making one soon.

Aunt Spicy said...

Wow! That drawing is amazing! So much talent!

By the way, you are my hero for doing a hexagon star quilt by hand!!! Can't wait to see it!