Monday, November 9, 2020

Lady Sings The Blues


I've been making Economy Blocks with 3. 5inch centers out of '30s reproduction scraps.  The thought occurred to me that I have a 16 quart bin of little 3.5 inch unfinished nine patches so decided to make another quilt of Economy Blocks with the little nine patches as centers. 

At first I was going to use blue, red and purple nine patches but after I dug through the bin I found I had lots of them in blue (maybe 125 or so??) so decided I would just use blue nine patches for the centers...


 ...because I have a lot of blue scraps I can use too. 

I'm aiming for a twin sized donation quilt. 

12 comments:

SandyPA said...

I am envious of all your blue scraps. Love this new 9-patch economy block! Sandy at sewhigh.blogspot.com

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

The 9 patches make the Economy block twice as interesting.

JCH said...

Oooh so pretty!!

---"Love" said...

Again, that will be a very pretty blue quilt for someone who needs it and will enjoy it. ---"Love"

Cathy said...

The little 9P’s are darling in the economy block. Lucky you to have a treasure trove from which to pull. This is going to be another fun one!!

gayle said...

What a great idea! Those little nines make perfect centers! (And talk about economy...)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hmm... I have a bunch of 9-Patch blocks. Mind if I join you in your quest? Your bits and pieces look like the makings of another wonderful quilt!

Linda said...

Very pretty locks. Blue is my favourite colour, these will make a lovely quilt.

Julie in GA said...

What a great idea to use your stash of 9-patches as the centers of the Economy blocks. They will make a beautiful quilt!

maggie fellow said...

the nine patches were perfect for the centers - how fun

sue said...

I love those blues! And the 9-patches too. There's a pattern I started awhile ago that needs them. Perhaps I should consider those for leader/enders (as if I didn't already have a few!)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

what a great way to set those 9 patches!