It's a top!
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 mentioned in a previous post that I was inspired to make this by a photo from my book "History Repeated" by Betsy Chutchian and Carol Staehle.
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.