Monday, October 11, 2010

Six by Nine

Here's MALACHITE all sewn up and trimmed. At this point, the rows are not sewn together. I may rearrange them. (you can click the photo to enlarge)

Yesterday I was trying to figure out if I -really- needed to add White, Black and Brown. Thinking about how yesterday was 10-10-10 made me think about how my color words had nine letters each, and if I used nine words, the quilt would be Nine by Nine, or Nine Squared.

I have decided the final three colors, Black, White and Brown. They will be:

NIGHTHAWK (gives me a W and a K)

CHAMPAGNE (ok, it isn't white, but you get the idea)

CHOCOLATE (too damn perfect to ignore)

I am making the letters for CHOCOLATE, and all I have is plain, ordinary browns. If anybody has chocolate-themed fabrics, I'd love to swap. Letters don't need much fabric - a 4-1/2" wide strip about 20" long is more than enough for any letter (except maybe a W). Email me at patcherymenagerie AT gmail DOT com. Thanks.


Clare said...

Can't help you on the fabric front I'm afraid, but look forward to reading the next instalment.

Emma said...

I have tons of brown scraps (not length of fabric, but left over from my last few quilts), but nothing with actual chocolate on it. If you'd like regular brown prints still, let me know!

sophie said...

I can't wait to see what you use for background for your white champagne.

Tine said...

Mmmmmm!!! Yum! This will be so great!

Angela said...

what an awesome quilt idea! I love the letters! Did you make them all or are you following a pattern? I want to make my bees in the upcoming future make me a love quilt...with the words love and different hearts. I might use two bees to combine the two ideas!

I don't have any brown fabric that actually has chocolate on it, but I have lots of great browns...just email me if you are interested.

Jill said...

I think I have what you need! E mail me at and I will send some pictures to you from home later today!

Susan said...

I wish I had some chocolate fabric to help you out with, Lynne, but I don't.

This is looking great, I think malachite is my favorite one so far.

Lynda said...

Sorry, no chocolate fabric here either. I love novelty fabrics, but that one just hasn't come my way. Love the words - they're awesome!