Saturday, November 27, 2021

Nine Patch November: Double Nine Patch

It's a top!
Chocolate Box
Double Nine Patch
63 x 75



That one light block right in the middle sort of bothers me. I was thinking I should swap it out with a darker block from the top row BUT then I remembered this is a comfort quilt and not something that will be hung on a wall. So I will probably leave it as is. 

It has been declared Nine Patch November at my house. I've been trying to use bins of both six inch and three inch Nine Patches I have in inventory. I used to swap three inch Nine Patches quarterly for years and although I've made a number of quilts with them I still have quite a few. 

For this quilt I used up most of the three inch Nine Patches that have brown in them. I didn't have quite enough for 30 blocks plus sashing  cornerstones so I did end up having to make more little Nine Patches. I have a LOT of brown scraps so that was no problem. 


I used a lot of dark browns and reds in the Double Nine Patch blocks. 

You can't tell from the photos but the middle strip in the sashings is an old red calico with blue flowers. I had just enough of it, thank goodness. I used a variety of dark browns for the other two strips in the sashings. I didn't have enough of any one fabric to use. 



I think this is the last Nine Patch top for the month. My next post will probably be about what happened to all the scraps left over from making this month's Nine Patch tops from scraps.

In December I think everything will be coming up roses. 

 

21 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I like this one! You could take a permanent marker and draw some lines in both directions on the light fabric (windowpane check) to darken it a little.

Nancy said...

Oh, goodness, I love, love, love this quilt! Bright, happy, beautiful, and not to mention, chocolates, may favorites! Fabulous quilt.

Julierose said...

I really LOVE this double nine patch in chocolate!!
Beautiful finish hugs, Julierose

Unknown said...

I had not seen this pattern before. Yours is great.

Janie said...

That's a beauty!
And I didn't notice that 'light' block till you mentioned it, I think it works well and adds a smile.
Wonderful progress.

gayle said...

Your sashing strips are a red calico with blue flowers? And there I was admiring your purple sashing!
I love this quilt - what a great nine patch!

mangozz said...

Wonderful Double Nine Patch! Chocolates are the best!

Rose said...

Love the name. Chocolate Box. I'm looking forward to what happened to all the scraps.

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Another gorgeous scrappy nine patch quilt! So much to look at and enjoy. I love brown. Especially chocolate, of course!

Linda said...

Great quilt. Love the dark earthy colours. I’ve never used a combination of colours like these and they work so well. Now, what scraps have you got left from the past few flimsies, I wonder?

Chantal said...

Awesome job! I wanted to comment about how the use of purple in the sashing is a surprise and it makes the quilt lovely until I read that it's red. Red? Oh my goodness, funny how a photograph can mess up colours, lol. It is still gorgeous and I absolutely love it. Congrats! ;^)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Another fantastic 9-Patch quilt, Cathy! Looking forward to seeing what became of the leftover scraps.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your Nine Patch November has been fun to follow along with - you've shown so many fun ways to use up those nine patches. This one is beautiful, Cathy! I love the warm, rich, color palette.

sue said...

Yummy chocolate box! I do like brown and red together. I think the light patch is fine where it is.

Linda said...

I loved your “purple sashing “ which apparently was actually a red calico with blue flowers. But then, red and blue mixed together make purple don’t they? Or at least I seem to remember that was what I was told at school all those decades ago!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous job- celebrate the finish!

Quiltdivajulie said...

You and your nine patches have had QUITE the month! Wowsers.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This is really lovely Cathy! Hard to believe I like a brown quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

This flimsy is visually stunning! love the little nine patches in the sashing!

QuiltGranma said...

Chocolate and craisins (dried sweetened cranberries) are a favorite fudge I made just add nuts! No, wait, that's me! Beautiful quilt.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is beautiful!! and when you look at the whole quilt - that light block blends in just perfect - it helps make your eyes move around all find all the goodness!