Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Nine Patch Blocks

Traditional set, one I'm probably not going to piece.
Early block designs allowed thrifty quilters to use very small scraps of fabric. Some of the earliest blocks consisted of blocks made up of 4 squares of fabric sewn together (4-patch) or 9 squares of fabric sewn together (9-patch) in many different variations. I'm not sure why I love them so much but I do!

A recent warm afternoon, found me inside playing with nine patches.

I haven't come up with a quilt quite yet, but I will!

Same traditional set, but the corner blocks make it more interesting

Like those 'half' nine patches.
Something to think about.
When in doubt, put blocks on point!

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