Tuesday, March 27, 2012

6 Ninepatch-Quilts

More than a year ago, 5 friends and me started a ninepatch-exchange. We all picked a theme and told each other what we wanted. And every second month, we had to sew 10 ninepatch blocks from our own hand-dyed fabrics. To me, it's absolutely amazing how different they all turned out. And we were so proud that we got them all DONE !!
Vor mehr als einem Jahr starteten 5 Freundinnen und ich einen Ninepatch-Blocktausch. Jede von uns wählte ein Thema. Jeden 2. Monat mußten wir dann 10 Ninepatches nach den jeweiligen Vorgaben aus unseren eigenen handgefärbten Stoffen nähen. Ich finde es einfach unglaublich spannend, wie unterschiedlich sie alle geworden sind. Und wir sind superstolz, daß sie alle 6 fertig geworden sind !!
5 on one side ...

... and the sixth on the opposite side.

And here they are - 6 very different quilts, yet united through their history and the friendships sewn into them. Thanks Billa, Conny, Inge, Iris and Tina - I'm happy to call you friends !!
Und hier sind sie jetzt - 6 sehr verschiedene Quilts, verbunden durch ihre Entstehungsgeschichte und die Freundschaften, die reingenäht sind. Danke Billa, Conny, Inge, Iris und Tina - ich freue mich sehr, daß ich euch Freundinnen nennen darf !!
"Florida Blues" by Billa. Different sizes of ninepatches, all shades of blues and a little bit of green-yellow.

"Purple on the run" by Conny. Fourpatches in the Ninepatches, all colors.

"Flowery Nine Patch" by me. Flower fabrics, matching greens and petal colors.
"Shared Passions" by Inge. All shades of red (and tiny pieces ...)

"Ordnung im Chaos" by Iris. She provided the brown and asked for all shades of blue. And: she added rectangles to all those squares!
"Mit Schokolade überzogenes Himbeer-Sahne-Eclair" by Tina. Different shades of brown and pink, coordinated to that beautiful flannel.


mamarazza said...

Also ich finde unsere Quilts sehr gelungen und es hat sehr viel Spaß mit Euch gemacht, Mädels. Thank you for being my friends!!! Die Ergebnisse sind toll! Was machen wir als Nächstes??? :-)

Corinnea said...

You girls are awesome and very lucky to have the relationship you do! I love every single quilt.

Lynn said...

What a fun exchange! And all totally different. Nine patches sure are versatile!

Benta At SLIKstitches said...

Such lovely quilts. Can I ask about Iris's I have tried to work out the design, some rows of 9 patches, and ome rows of 'piano keys' when brown matches with brown from the 9 patch? I love quilts like this and your otters that make me think!

Sharon said...

What a great display! I love 9-patches - they're so versatile, and these quilts prove it. They're all so creative and beautiful.

Tina said...

I love our nine patch quilts. Each one so different due to color and layout but out of one design. We are aweosme!

Marj said...

I love how the nine patches turned out. They are all beautiful!