Tuesday, April 28, 2009

nine-patch thoughts

You know I just finished the Stephen quilt (formerly known as the Lotus ) and it had 25-patches that I made easily with strip piecing.  But I realized that in all the quilts I've made, I've never made anything involving the humble nine-patch.  I like it, though I always think of the Purina logo. 
I'm not the only one who has thought about these easy blocks, though; Crazy Mom and Twiddletails  have, too.  I've decided that I'm going to make a bunch of two-colour nine-patch blocks for my next quilt, making at least one per day.  Weirdly, I woke up about 90 minutes early this morning and knocked one out already (no picture yet, but it's four pink Amy Butler Martini Dot squares and five green striped City Girl squares).  I want to use different fabric in each block.  This will be good to use my overflowing scrap drawers.  Care to join me?  


  1. Hi there, I'm new to your blog. Can't remember what series of links lead me here, but here I am!

    Anyways, I'm doing the Crazy Mom quilt-along, too! So far, I really like the idea. A quick little everyday sewing exercise, it's practically like a little sewing meditation. OK, I'm taking it too far... :-)

    Teeny Tiny Quilts

  2. like the purina logo, LOL. i know what you mean!

  3. The first quilt I ever made was a nine patch in a class. So I love it! I always keep meaning to do another one, but after 14 years still haven't gotten back to that. But almost. I still might. I wanted to do one with my applique fishes on it.

  4. I've joined you in the madness!