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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

November 11, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8886255

I just cut stripes of 9 different christmas fabrics, 5 inch each... if I sew the first stripe in each row, press it, would I then cut it 5 inches or take into consideration my seam allowance? do you know what im sayin?

jmr

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 11, 2011
2:23 PM

Post #8886273

I think I'm confused. I have always cut squares not stripes. Are you making each block just the same?
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 11, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8886466

if you start with 5" strips you would cut 5" from the sewen strips
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
3:10 AM

Post #8886724

If you want your blocks to be all the same, then do cut your strips at 5" and sew them together into three strip subsections. Then cut them into 5" rows. Sew into your 9 square block and carefully press. I measure and slice, then square each quarter section to 6 1/2" rotate and resew into block. Please post a picture of your block. Hope this has been helpful.
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2011
5:37 AM

Post #8886789

Ok Mittsy Im not sure about anyone else . but you confused me & I do strip/ speed quilting.
where did you get the 6 1/2" numbers from ??
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
6:24 AM

Post #8886853

Hope this clarifies what Mittsy was saying:

You have 3 blocks each per row of 5” squares…after you sew them together they measure : 4.75”/4.5”/4.75” (one row)

You have three rows sewn together (one under the other) gives you a 15” block.

You then cut the middle squares (4.5”) in half…you then have 4 blocks of each 7”

Square them off to 6.5” and rearrange them and resew and you have a 12.5” block with 2x ¼” for the seam you will end up with a 12” inch square
Hope this helps a bit.

Edited to correct and add:
lol Had to redo the math for the end block...now it should be ok.
I have never done a D9P...just did a little bit of drawing on a piece of paper to figure it out (with Mittsy's directions) and voila a "lightbulb" moment was created...lol
I

This message was edited Nov 12, 2011 10:16 AM
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2011
9:54 AM

Post #8887029

ok I was just answering the first question asked ... to make a 9 patch you make the second cut the same as your strips were when you started :)

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2011
10:28 AM

Post #8887069

I just cut the 9 patch in half both ways, and don't worry about the measurements...as long as you do them all the same...

and yes if you are sewing 5'' strips together, you would sew three together, then cut every 5'', re arrange and sew into 9 patch block...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
11:12 AM

Post #8887103

I'm inclined to do it your way Thunder as long as I'm not mixing with other 12.5 blocks in a sample kind-a-way.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
11:15 AM

Post #8887110

Most of my projects come from blocks sewn by many different people. This way I end up with all the blocks the same size.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8887146

If you are sewing strips together and then cutting them in 5" segments you would need to make two sets of EXAMPLE: light, dark, light and then also one set of EXAMPLE: dark, light, dark. Then cut these strip sets in 5" segments and then sew the segments together with the odd one in the middle so there is contrast in your colors. Proceed to cut this 14.5" block in half both ways. I would then square each of the four pieces to 6.5" by trimming the two edges away from the small square. Then repostion in the way I like and sew back together... Just my opinion on it and I hope it makes sense...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
11:50 AM

Post #8887176

Very nicely put. I really liked the baby quilt I made with the same colors in opposing corners. I think it's on the lsolette quilt thread and it was probably called ladybug. Lost all my pictures when the computer crashed but I'll try to find it and link to it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8887183

I think this is it

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=6229979
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

November 12, 2011
12:10 PM

Post #8887224

Can I do 9 different colors in each square if I do them unified throughout the whole quilt?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8887232

There's no hard and fast rules for the disappearing nine patch. It looks great with all charm squares different, and it looks great scrappy or planned. Just have fun. This pattern is like eating potato chips, you can't just make one!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8887298

Black and white is awesome with a bright color as the center square. I made it with squares 1,3 7,& 9 in black on white, then squares 2,4,6,&8 in white on black square 5 was a bright color. I had 6 rows so I did 6 different brights and then sewed it together with each color in a row diagonally.

If you Google disappearing 9 patch, you can see all the different ways to assemble, It's amazing all the different looks.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
3:18 PM

Post #8887452

The one thing that would give your quilt some continuity is to use the same fabric in all the center squares when you make your 9 patch. That way after you cut it in half both ways, all the small squares are the same fabric and it ties all the squares together. I would suggest you try crayons on some paper with colors you would like to try. Color a nine patch and then cut the paper the way I posted above and try out different layouts and colors. This way you are only using crayons and not fabrics... You just draw three blocks across for three rows down. Just a thought..

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
3:22 PM

Post #8887467

Ya, I don't have EQ but I do have colored pencils and graph paper!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
3:27 PM

Post #8887480

We will need to remember to send you a pencil sharpener with the next things we send to you!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8887601

Pat, I don't have EQ either but several sets of colored pencils and several packages of graph paper (large size) that are left overs from when my late hubby cleaned out his office at retirement. They certainly come in handy!!! Have a couple of pencil sharpeners too Barb--manual and electric! LOL

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
5:04 PM

Post #8887603

I'm like Thunder. If all my squares are a D9P, then I don't cut down at all after quartering the original 9 patch. I did a Black/White/Red Where the center square was contrasting to the corners. If the corners were primarily red, I used a black center block and visa versa. Here is one set before and after cutting and resewing.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8887607

Love the colors Stu.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
5:07 PM

Post #8887608

The other combo

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8887612

And the finished front

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 12, 2011
5:12 PM

Post #8887614

Awesome!!

beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2011
5:15 PM

Post #8887618

I love the other combo. Really great!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 12, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8887620

Oops, sorry, the other combo

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beebonnet

beebonnet
Coos Bay, OR
(Zone 9a)

November 12, 2011
5:17 PM

Post #8887621

OMGoodness---The finished front is awesome.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8887652

I'm doing the same thing right now only with blue and yellow with white in the center.

I love that red & black, Stu. That fabric would make a neat stack & whack.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

November 12, 2011
6:01 PM

Post #8887667

what is a stack and whack?

jmr

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 12, 2011
6:43 PM

Post #8887728

Very neat, look like a kaleidoscope. Google it

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

November 13, 2011
3:31 AM

Post #8888061

Thanks. Welcome to the forum Beebonnet and Janemarierose. You'll find great support, info and commaradery in these threads. I know that I've been inspired with what I've seen and been helped with here.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8888232

this is a DP9 I did with scraps of brights. I used various greens in the centers.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 13, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8888322

Wheee! great colors and a great way to use up scraps.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

November 13, 2011
5:26 PM

Post #8888939

I made a pdf called D9P blank with several different layouts for coloring.

It's stored here: http://minus.com/elizabethc


Just click on D9P thumbnail, then click on "Download" at the bottom right of the next page and save it to your computer.

It's only four pages, so it's a fast download. :)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2011
3:00 AM

Post #8889374

Thanks, Elizabeth. That should help with directional fabrics, as well as color choices.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

November 14, 2011
5:16 AM

Post #8889476

Thanks so very much Elizabeth.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

November 14, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8889582

Thanks Elizabeth. Now I must go try it...
gretagreenthumb
Wichita Falls, TX

November 18, 2011
12:24 AM

Post #8895169

barefoot -- cool use of scraps. I recognize one of the pieces (blue plaid). In fact, I used that for bumper pads for a baby bed. He's now almost 13. Thanks for the memories.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 19, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8896786

Your welcome Greta !! isn't that a fantastic fabric??!! I actually did some stuff in my boys rooms, long ago...they are now 23, 25, and 29... not long ago, while looking for something else, I came across some yardage of this!!! had to buy it. made a quilt for my grand daughter with some of it.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

November 20, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8898659

Done with my top =)

Now I have to search how to back and layer the quilt if I'm not going to hand or machine quilt it!

Should I use a solid fabric for backing or one of the fabrics in the quilt?

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2011
12:26 PM

Post #8898741

that turned out really pretty! How about that creamy green w/ornaments for the backing, and the dk green or a dk red for the binding...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8899465

I'm with Kathy/Kiz on this one. The creamy print for the back and I like green for the binding.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
5:40 PM

Post #8910736

would look really pretty with that combo I ditto
Cher

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