Sunday, June 12, 2016

It's Nine Time

Nine-patch quilts that is! Look at this sweet one from Kay of The Ladies of the Cloth. Using a wide variety of fabrics she tied the look together with a contrast white and white sashing strips.
Blue sashing strips and a blue floral border lend a traditional flare to this beauty. We all like the versatile nine patch. Various settings give the basic nine-patch great variety.
A happy backing completes the project. Beautiful Kay, is this #101?
  • The nine patch block is the great pretender. Depending on the fabric, backgrounds and placement in the larger scope, this block can look like a different quilt any time you make it.
  • I am doing well with my nine-patch project. Trying to work in a minimum of 15 minutes per day to piece my already strata cut blocks is not too difficult. Mostly it ends up being 30 minutes or so, essentially the time required for a load of clothes to dry, I try to multi-task :) I have 37 blocks done this week. Yippee!
  • I finished quilting the orphan jelly roll quilt that I am calling Swirls and Curls, I show you why in another post. Binding is attached and ready to be hand secured. 
  • It is a picnic quilt so I am not too fussy about some things. But it must be well sewn and quilted securely, it will be washed a lot.  

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