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Mini Nine Patches

January 24, 2022

Yes, she is hanging in the hallway! I am standing in the office looking out. I am getting closer to adding another row of blocks onto this quilt.

This is my most recent Nine-patch of mini nines.

I acquired new fabrics from my Babe’s quilt group and I am ever so slowly getting strips cut.

I have 3 sheets of background prepped for new Nines.


Nine Patch

August 21, 2021

I saw a picture of this quilt by Bonnie Hunter and I knew I had to make the quilt. I have bags and containers and bins of fabric of all sizes. I LUV scrappy quilts of all kinds. This block is made of one inch squares. When the nine pieces are sewn together it is a 2″ block. The center of each block is red. I thrift a lot of my thread and have no issues with using it in a scrap quilt like this. I was able to get 10 spools of thread for 25c each when I picked this one up.

It’s not perfect but it is perfect

According to my notes I started this quilt mid November 2019. It’s been a fun quilt to work on. I like that I can go at my own pace. I am actually making two different quilt patterns simultaneously using these one inch strips of fabric.

I completed this block last night and spent some time analyzing it.

There are 24 background blocks and they are all different fabrics

There are 125 prints in the nine patches which includes 25 different red fabric centers

There is the opportunity for 100 white on white fabrics. In this block there are

86 different fabrics because while looking at it I see 7 fabrics are repeated and of those 4 are in the block twice, two are in the block 3 times and one is in the block 4x.

When I do the math I come out with this block having a total of 235 different fabrics.

Yay! That’s scrappy happiness!!!

A bit of play

Sometimes I just make nine patches. sometimes I sew the nine patches into nine patches. Sometimes I make the larger squares. It just depends on how I feel on any given day.

New Fabric Purchase

I don’t do this very often. In this case I wanted a bit more variation in the 2″ squares. I don’t have much pink. I will be able to use it in at lease 3 different projects I have going. More about that to come.

Organization Attempt

Sometimes I try to get organized. Sometimes I just like to play with the fabric and call it organizing.

I have a ways to go before this top will be completed. I am certainly enjoying the process.