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Thread: Blooming Cherry Blossom Ninepatch - in progress

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    Blooming Cherry Blossom Ninepatch - in progress

    Some of you may remember that I've been wanting to make a quilt that represents that yummy feeling I get in early spring when the cherry blossoms bloom. At least a year ago, I started collecting fabrics that conveyed that sense of color and light that I absolutely love. You can read the starting challenges here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t130393.html

    For the time being, I've settled on the Blooming Nine Patch pattern. The cutting and piecing is very simple; the most difficult part is selecting the 8 required fabrics to make it work. I have 7 -- only six of which are in the photo below. I'm still seeking a mid-tone green/rose combo for the next row out.

    Thought I'd share my progress.

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    Very nice! The color blend is nice.

    you might consider a medium grey - pehaps with a touch of pink or green for the last row. The green that is in the print is going to be too dark. Grey might be a nice blend.
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    Very pretty and so reminiscent of cherry blossom. Thanks for sharing

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    Love it. Looks like spring when the beautiful cherry trees bloom.

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    Great colors......so many pieces!!!!
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    This is going to be a gorgeous quilt. I think working toward that dark green is exactly the right plan since it appears in row six and will be combined with a rose in seven. I hope you will soon find exactly the right fabric for the missing row. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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    It is fabulous.. if you need to add a row .. use one of the fabrics you have used the pink or green would work well. Nothing says you can't use a fabric more then once in this pattern.

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    Or a blue grey color for the sky with the same flowers in the row before. It would give the sense of trees against the sky! Lovely! Luann
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    That is going to be wonderful. I cannot wait to see what it looks like when you are finished
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    You have done a great job with your fabric selection! Love what I see so far!!
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    OM! it will be fabulous when finished! Great transitions through the pattern.
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    I like cherry blossoms too. We used to have a cherry tree in Virginia that stopped traffic literally.

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    Great fabric choices! It's beautiful!

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    It's gonna be pretty. You have a lot of medium tones... it needs a contrasting color in the middle to make it pop, like the dark green on the outer edge. Other wise your eyes will go straight to dark green on the edge.
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    You are certainly capturing that special feeling very well!

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    i like the dark green for the last row. i think it kind of frames it and i would stick with that if that is the outside row and then bind in the same colour.
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    I love the colors in your fabric, I know your finished project will be scrumpteous!

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    Oh my stars! Such tiny 9-patches!!! Your quilt is going to be gorgeous when done. Love your color combinations thus far. Please remember to show us your finished piece. Thanks for sharing.
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    Wow I think you've captured the feeling beautifully.
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    wow great choice in colors
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Very, very pretty. Please post when finished.

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    That's going to be a beautiful quilt! I can see where the challenge would be in finding the right mix of fabrics.

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    Beautiful work!!!!!

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    Thanks everyone. I continue to seek a higher-contrast but between the outer row and the next one in. Lollygagger, they're not that tiny. The strips for the 9patches are 1.75" wide.
    jillaine

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    Love this. It's going to be stunning when you are finished!
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