• 09Jun
    Categories: brilliant ideas, Everything! Comments Off on Disappearing Nine-Patch

    Does this look like a Nine-Patch???

    Or this?

    How about this??

    All these layouts were done with these six blocks.

    After I cut them in half!

    Your center blocks don’t have to be solid, or even all the same color.  I just did that to make the illustrations clearer.

    I hope you’re having fun with the Summer Nine-Patch Project.

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  • 07Sep
    Categories: brilliant ideas, Everything!, quilting Comments Off on Nine-Patch Block Swap

    About six months ago, the Peninsula Quilt Guild did a Nine-Patch Block Exchange.  The only rules were that the blocks had to be red-and-white and 6″ finished.  Here’s the stack I made.

    We each made 24 blocks and swapped them, so we all ended up with the same blocks.  But, it’s what people did with their blocks that’s incredible!

    Ethel turned hers on point and framed half with red and half with white.

    Cherry did a version of the Disappearing Nine-Patch.

    Cortne` framed hers with yellow and set them on point….

    …and used her extra blocks on the back!

    I think that’s Glennys hiding behind this quilt.  She made her quilt bigger by framing her blocks and adding pieced setting blocks.

    Jan also slashed her blocks.  I love the appliqued black stars!

    Renee used alternate appliqued blocks.

    And don’t you love Ann’s setting with the yellow and white?

    It’s similar to this quilt which I had in my photo archive.

    And Lynda made a table runner using a Jack’s Chain setting.

    Way to go ladies!

  • 01Sep
    Categories: brilliant ideas, Everything!, quilting Comments Off on Nine-Patch Gallery

    So, did you do it?  Did you join the Nine-Patch Project and make a Nine-Patch block everyday in June, July and August?  I have to admit that I did mine in spurts, but I love the result.

    I’m going to cut them up…..

    …and arrange them like this.  You can see different arrangements for the Disappearing Nine-Patch in an earlier blog post.

    I just went through my photo files.  Here are some other ideas for Nine-Patch blocks.  This is a vintage quilt I own.

    I recreated it for an issue of Designers’ Quarters Magazine.  In this version, I kept the centers all one color, but turned the blocks on point.

    I love the Outline Stripe I used for the binding.

    This is the quilt I got from my Grandma Ikey when I got married in 1974.  It’s just a simple Nine-Patch with muslin setting squares, but it has a flannel backing and kept me warm on lots of cold nights!

    I took this picture of a vintage Nine-Patch at Pomeroy Living History Farm.

    Here’s a modern red and white Nine-Patch that I found of the web.

    I took this photo at the Eureka Quilt Show in Montana last month.  I think it’s really cool.

    How cool is this?  Black Nine-Patches with coordinating backgrounds and triangles to put them on point.

    I believe this quilt is a part of the collection at the Latimer Textile Center.  What a great combination of Nine-Patches and Rail Fence blocks.

    This is a well-loved vintage Nine-Patch from the Eureka Quilt Show.  It’s interesting how the sashing is only vertical.

    And speaking of vertical sashing, look at this cute baby quilt made by Marla J.  I love her use of colors and how she set the blocks on point.

    Another vintage treasure from Pomeroy House.  This one is actually a 16-Patch, but I couldn’t resist including it.

    And there’s something to be said for two color quilts.  These Nine-Patch blocks set on point with plain setting squares makes a Single Irish Chain Quilt.