Friday, June 23, 2017

Fresh Little Nine Patch

Our Amish made Nine Patch Calico Quilt is full of surprising color, offset by spaces of heavily hand quilted neutral white squares. Gorgeous border, too!
seen on Pinterest-from Amish Spirit-Website-Here-items are for sale, no affiliation BTW
If you have visited here for any length of time you know I have a passion for 9 patch quilts. Not sure why. Traditional yes, scrappy works well, yes, but it think it is the symmetry that I find so calming. Some of my first quilts, gifts from Husband's Grandmother and Aunt, were 9 patches and I think the seed was planted there.

Great for a two color or multi-color option, these blocks are outstanding for using up scrap blocks. I have a collection of 6 and 8 inch 9 patch blocks made as I go from scraps. A long way to go but I always feel like I am visiting old friends when I sort them. 
This one is made as a Halloween Theme with all scrap fabrics.

In my scrap management system I also save all the pieces from the 2 1/2 inch jelly roll pre-cuts to use for 9 patch quilts. I sort of sort them by color way to make choosing combinations accordingly. I often use the Go cutter to cut odd pieces of yardage as well. Probably the least favorite quilt I have ever made but Hubs loves it.

  • nobody does scrap quilts better than Bonnie Hunter IMO. This link will take you to one of her free patterns at Quiltville Dancing Nines-pattern! One of the most generous designers out there.
  •  I am thinking of a Christmas theme quilt in 9 patch. I have so many themed fabrics that need to be used but I don't want to fuss endlessly with a pattern. This might work. Update on that to follow soon because I like to start my Holiday projects right after July 4th.  If I can get it all cut out before then I will be able to do the piecing during some down time scheduled for July.
  • HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME! Sly and the Family Stone!
, Summer is here. So are the bugs, and storms. In an attempt to rock and relax on the porch I admired the mosquito's. I thought they were hummingbirds. I came in. And the weather map indicates approaching storms, again. We were without power for about 6 hours the other day. I would be a lousy pioneer. ...........   

1 comment:

ELMO said...

What a beautiful nine patch

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