Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Red & Aqua

Red & Aqua. . .
Aren't they such happy colors?


Ever since I joined Jane's 2009 Disappearing Nine-Patch Swap I've been buying more fabric to add to my meager collection of AQUA Fabric. Of course, I couldn't help buying more RED fabric while I was at it!!! LOL! It's been so much fun looking, shopping, and buying fabric. I think I've been to at least seven different quilt shops. It's interesting but there really isn't as much Aqua fabric in the stores as I thought there would be.

I have all of my fabric cut and now I'm working on sewing them back together again.




I have six blocks done and 19 more to go. I should be able to make the November 2nd deadline. Easy Peasy!!! Come join the fun if you're so inclined. I think my DD Kenna's going to want this quilt when she sees it done.

36 comments:

Jana said...

I see some of your fabric will be matching my fabric! I'm just now cutting my squares. It will be fun to see the results when they are all swapped out!

CJ said...

Oh my! I sure wish I could join in on this swap, the colors are FABULOUS!

Nedra said...

I'm glad I got to be there when you purchased a few of those. And I hope I get to be the recipient of some of your blocks in the trade.

Carol said...

What wonderful fabrics...that is just going to be the MOST happy quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, this looks like GREAT fun! I LOVE those colors together!!!

Mrs Quilty said...

I love the aqua and red together!! Beautiful!!! Nothing more fun than shopping for fabric!

Patty said...

Funny you should mention aqua fabric. I'm a member of a new blog "A Dozen Quilters" and first swap is making aqua and red blocks! Yes, your right I was surprised to learn that there aren't many aqua choices. Happy quilting.

Jackie said...

The fabrics you picked are just beautiful! I can't wait to see it come together.

Trisha said...

Ahh, you tempt me with your gorgeous fabric and your promises of a fun swap!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I love your fabric picks, gee it was a shame you "had" to go to so many quilt shops!!!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Your aquas and reds are beautiful! I had no luck at my local quilt shop but ordered from fabric.com so I'm anxious to receive my package and examine the fabrics. I've had good luck with them in the past.

This will be a fun swap!

MGM

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What fabulous fabrics. Makes me think of warm and cool, hot and cold, molten lava and ocean breezes. Can't wait to see your creation.

Jackie said...

What a bright and happy color combination!

Needled Mom said...

Great fabrics. I mailed my blocks off today. They were such fun to do.

Carol said...

Great pile of red and aqua fabrics. I've been loving the red and aqua combo every since Camille started making the cutest quilts with these colors. Have fun making your blocks.

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Loving your fabrics bloggin friend.
;o)

Dena said...

Looks like you have a nice start to this swap. I was going to join, but I'm not sure I would have the time to complete it. However, I may just make my own D9P quilt in red/aqua on my own.

Natalia said...

Very cute!

Lori Holt said...

Everybody's gonna want that quilt when they see it done!!!!
Everything you do is perfection and I have no doubt this will be the same.
Show ua as soon as you can!
x
lori

Anne said...

Ooooh... I can't wait to see more!

Kathie said...

would love piles of fabrics just like these
love these two colors together
lucky you!
Kathie

Jessica said...

i was shocked when i started shopping for my fabrics for the swap and realized that the aqua selections was minimal. i had such a hard time finding aqua that i just loved...but i prevailed...finally...

and your fabrics are great...can't wait to see the blocks!!

Material Mary said...

Love your fabrics. Have fun with this swap!!
Mary

Micki said...

I love the fabrics ....they will make a lovely quilt.
Micki

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness, these colors go SO well together!! And those red dots on the aqua make the colors "just go" together. Kim, you just never cease to impress me with your wonderful creations.

whimzeestitches said...

Love that color combo -- what a fun swap too! Have fun!

Jan said...

I adore those colors together! Gorgeous selections :)

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Love your fabrics!! Who knew aqua and red went so well together. I get Kenna will love this when it's done. So cute. Jenn

April Pantall said...

What a great color combo! So fun and fresh!

jaybird said...

i love the collection you have put together!! i thought about joining this swap but i just know i don't have the time right now!

amy smart said...

Great fabrics! (You're right - aquas are a lot harder to find than you'd think they would be.) I can't wait to see the outcome. It's going to be adorable.

Snickerdoodle said...

I would have never thought of putting these two colors together. I love them. I am going to start collecting aqua fabric.

Lisa said...

Oh i LOVE your red and aqua together! That will be a beautiful quilt! Never would have put those two colors together but they look awesome!

Dawn said...

They are beautiful together! This will be a fantastic quilt when it's finished.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Love it!!! We are working on a red & aqua quilt for the shop. Can't wait to see yours.
Nadine

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love those red and aqua fabrics - it is going to look amazing!