Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A Variety of 9 Patches

I've worked in the last week a little on various projects that involve 9 patches. All are so different.  First are the Twinklers using some red scraps. Along with the blue Twinklers they will make up a quilt for Quilts of Valor.

I also turned some of my 3 inch 9 patches from a swap with a Yahoo Group into 5 inch Sister's Choice blocks.  I've been using blue for the star points and WOW fabrics for background.  So far I have 156 blocks and I think I figured I need 388 for the size quilt I want to make.  So far I don't think I have any repeat fabrics in the 9Ps. I love looking at all the various fabrics in the 9Ps I receive in the swaps held 3 times each year.  This has been a UFO for quite a while and will probably continue to be one for quite another while.

And finally I've made some 9P blocks for another swap for another Yahoo Group. This time they are 6 inch blocks  and consist of a 30s reproduction fabric plus a white solid. I used Kona White although I usually like to use Kona Snow with 30s but it might not be as white as the other whites used in the swap.     A set consists of 5 blocks of each configuration as shown.  After I get the swapped blocks back I'm going to turn them into a 14 inch block like I saw at the Quilt Ladies website which looks like a combination of 9P and Churn Dash and then some.  I probably have enough 30s scraps to use up in those blocks.


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very very nice

Thim3 said...

These blocks are so pretty....I love your blog...you inspire me so much with all the pretty quilts you do. I love to make nine patch quilts...could you please tell me what size blocks and corner block for the star are in your twinklers..they are so cute.

Vic in NH said...

I'm always dazzled when I visit of all the eye candy you show! The twinklers are just so bright and happy, good job!

Ellen said...

Wonderful! Nine patches really are such a great block.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty! I love your red twinklers and how you are using your small 9 patches. That's a lot of blocks!

Terri said...

Fun post! Love the stars!