Archive for February 1st, 2014

Keep Calm and Sew Nine Patches

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

44blocks

I have managed to sew and cut 44 disappearing nine patch blocks. I have them on the design wall in no order whatsoever. If you are not familiar with the block. Here is how you make it.

Cut squares of fabric all the same size. I cut six inch squares. Arrange and sew a nine patch block from the squares.

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Then cut into fourths.

ninepatchcut

You can then rearrange them in a variety of ways

ninepatchcutandrearranged

I think these fabrics need some solids mixed in to calm down the mix of prints. So I have been auditioning colors.

ninepatchcoloraudition

That is not the right green – needs to be less chartreuse and more lime green. Tomorrow, the local fabric stores have Super Bowl Sunday sales so I will head out to get some solids and some batting to finish 3 quilts.

We had a nice evening out with Steph and family tonight. We have all been so busy that there has been little time for get-togethers.