I thought this would be a fun technique to share. It makes an adorable scrappy quilt and the best thing is ...no rules! you start with whatever size square you want. I had a couple of charm packs to use so the squares are 5 inches. First, you lay out your squares in a 9 patch arrangement. I purposefully put a dark pink square in the middle square of each arrangement. You'll see why here in a minute :)
I only have two 9 patches cut apart here, or 8 blocks but you can see the pattern emerging already. I put the dark pink square in the middle of the 9 patch because once you make your cuts, it turns into the little accent squares.
when the dog and cat decide to settle down and not play all night:) we were woken up by a huge crash at 4am the other morning. Scares the poo out of you when that happens, but they both were sitting there looking innocently up at me like :it wasn't us honest!". I still haven't found what they knocked over. I probably am better off not knowing :)
Wow Sondra - that is so pretty. I'll be glad when things settle down at my house and I can quilt at my leisure again. It seems lately the only sewing I do are the swaps I'm in and no time for MY fun. Oh well that will change soon I hope...
LOVE those fabrics - the colors are just scrumptious!
When I first got interested in quilting, it was because of a jelly roll I saw on eBay and if it wasn't the same line as your quilt here, it was dern close! I think "Allspice" might have been the name of that line I saw. Or something by Fig Tree Quilts? Memory cells not firing on all cylinders. :-\
What line is this one?
This pattern is so great, isn't it? I'm making these quilts from childrens' bright aquatic prints, right now. Well, better to say that I've got the 9" squares cut and set beside my machine. Haven't begun to sew them yet.
I used the Allspice Tapestry charm packs for this one. You make twelve 9 patch blocks out of the charm squares and about the only thing I made sure was consistent was putting the red squares in the middle of the 9 patch but you can place them any way you want to really. After I got the 9 patches done, I cut them up and then randomly picked 4 units to sew back together to make the block. Make 12 of those and sew them together in 4 rows of 3 blocks. It's literally one of those projects you can blast through in a few hours.
A great idea for a quilt... will think about this for some fabric pieces that I want to use. Also a good idea for blocks for dog crate covers I want to make...hmmmmm...there's the use for all those scraps.
She is ready for binding! after cussing my machine since yesterday, I took it into the shop and the repairman took it apart, put it back together, although he could not isolate the problem it acted better after that. I did buy 10 new bobbins yesterday so they may be what's causing the breaking thread. As I put in a new bobbin, if it acted up, I took that one out and set it to the side. Some worked fine, some didn't...go figure:)
Absolutely lovely Sondra, what is the size?? and do you know how many 5'' squares you ended up using??? I love your meander...I think I do mine too close / small .
I need to make an anniversary present, I have been collecting fabrics in their wedding colors, and I am thinking it may be a very good Idea to use the disappearing 9.. My brain is in need of something simple and fun
and I know this is the wrong place, but I got my blue and yellow block! it is great !! I will post over there too...tomorrow..with a picture..thanks
Hummmmmmm... would we each declare our own colors and then get 5 inch blocks in those colors to combine? I see that would clean up the scaps the best! Hehehe... yes, I can see lots of fun with this swap!
Sondra and all. Thinking about using the D9S for my next lap quilt gift. I know that you can use any sized squares. Just wondering what the LEAST # of fabrics that you've used for this. I have about five or so that I bought specifically for this project, plus I can add a few scraps in here and there for interest. Just seeing what others have done.
the least I've used is 3. I always put the darkest or brightest fabric in the middle square of the 9 patch. Once cut, that square becomes the 4 smaller squares. I made a patriotic quilt for the 4th out of the d9p blocks with only 3 colors, let me go take a pic of it. BRB
Thanks, Sondra. Looks great. So a D9 it is for this quilt. I've got some old-time circus patterns, a couple of piano and musical note patterns and some scraps that I'll use here and there. My friend is a descendant of PT Barnum and is a philanthropist for the performing arts both local professional and for high school students.
FLStu wrote:Thanks, Sondra. Looks great. So a D9 it is for this quilt. I've got some old-time circus patterns, a couple of piano and musical note patterns and some scraps that I'll use here and there. My friend is a descendant of PT Barnum and is a philanthropist for the performing arts both local professional and for high school students.
awsome! just remember to put the large motifs that you don't want cut up into the 4 outer corners and it will look dandy!