The first one matches my little cousin Alli's.
The second is a trip around the world....
Noooooooooo, really it is...can you tell there's a story here? Abby's nursery was done in red and white and black (Panda Bears) since red is a strong color to the Chinese. There's also a Chinese Proverb that says:
Chinese wisdom tells us that certain peopleare destined to come together in this
lifetime. When people are so destined, nothing - - not geography, not age, not
circumstance - - will change that destiny. These people are thought to be
connected by A Red Thread.
So first of all, it's pieced with red thread. Second of all...I really didn't intend for it to look like a flipping four patch so you can imagine my look of horror when it finally dawned on me. I even sewed the strip sets together as you would for a trip around the world....lots of intense thinking...T-O-H-A-V-E-I-T-L-O-O-K-L-I-K-E-A-F-L-I-P-P-I-N-N-I-N-E-P-A-T-C-H. Can you tell how thrilled I was? The "Trip around the World" pattern was to represent her actual trip here, to her family. Nine Patch, Nine Patch, NINE PATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I quilted it through the white squares so it would give it the AROUND appeal. Yeah no, looks like a NINE PATCH.