Friday, 11 April 2008

WHAT A WEEK!

I am glad this week is over. It was very busy: new courses have started, a few appointements, and a workshop on machine-quilting to prepare.

Last week-end I managed to squeaze in some sewing and I made a 9patch center. I have seen so many of these blocks on blogland lately that I had to have a go at it too. On top of that I think I had never made one before so here you go. But now I can´t seem to decide which border I will put around. Your opinions are wanted! I won´t tell you which one is my favorite so that you are not influenced. If you don´t like any of them, feel free to say so too!

For my workshop on machine-quilting, I bought some (more!) Valdani quilt thread. I like the variegated ones as they blend so nicely.

And this is the pin-cushion I made at our last quilting group meeting.
It was easy and much fun to make thanks to the clear explanations (thanks Martina!).
I am expecting the new socks yarn delivery at the beginning of next week, let´s see what yummy colors I will get this time!
I wish you a nice week-end.

17 comments:

pamina said...

I love gold with brown border, but borders can be not all the same, that is an another solution, two brown borders and two blue borders in opposite...Can't wait to see your final choice...

Ila said...

The gold inner border and the blue for outer border would look great in my house! Let me know when you're ready for my address ;o)

Karen said...

I like the fabrics on the right hand side of the picture.

Kim said...

Ok I'm going to be difficult and say I don't like any of then LOL but what do I know right?

I like the gold next to the quilt but think a nice hunter green patterned fabric would look great as the larger border.

tami said...

My favorite is the combination on the right. The golden homespun with the floral.

lil said...

my favourite is also the one on the right side

katelnorth said...

Love that pincushion - looks like good fun. As for the nine-patch, I like the gold with brown border, but I am a bit partial to browns, so that's probably not surprising! Any of the three would look nice, though.

Jessica's mom said...

Personally I'd choose the blue, but since you said "blogland" I will add that from a distance (through the pc screen not the close up) the one on the left with the green boarder looks a bit like your "blog" background, which would tie up your "inspired by bloggers" theme together. :-)

julieQ said...

The blue sings to me!! for the outer border. They are all so pretty, you can't go wrong!!

Shelina said...

I like the gold inner border. The outer border should be either the other brown - not the one next to the gold, or the blue.

Catherine said...

The pincushion is fabulous. I like the blue for the borders -- but I love blue!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

The pin cushion box...too cute.

May Kristin said...

I would go for the brown on the right hand side. But I think it will look great whatever you choose! Good luck!

Libby said...

9 patches are such great fun! I like the cheddar with the blue *s*

Marcie said...

That pincushion is amazing! My border preference is the one on the right. But that is just me!

blackbearcabin said...

i like the fabric on the right, though im not sure if im crazy about the skinny border color.

i love your pincushion...very unusual and cute!
lisajo

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I like the border on the right, brown...small scale. The quilting theads are glorious!