Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nine Patch Swap

I recently participated in a nine patch block exchange with Barb. Her blog is so cool and she really is fun (just like the title of the blog states!) So when she showed a fun tutorial on nine patches and asked if anyone wanted to exchange blocks...well, you know I couldn't pass that up!

She hosted two groups, one modern and one repro...obviously I chose the second group. We were to make 50 pairs of block to swap. The tutorial shows how to make them in pairs and they are stacked on top of each other in the photo.

Note: The photo is lousy because it's been raining here forever and it may never be sunny again. Actually, the sun usually comes out again in mid-April which is why I absolutely HATE the fall/winter in this area. The fall usually isn't so bad, but it reminds me that winter is coming and that IS VERY BAD around here if you are a sun lover like me. So while the rest of you are counting down the days to Christmas, I'm counting down the days until sunshine again. At least I have quilting to get me through the months of drippy darkness. Now, I just sound like I'm whining so let's get back on topic...

I was absolutely thrilled when my package of nine patches arrived! It was so fun to look at each and every one and admire the fabrics. I tried to pick favorites but that was futile...I love them ALL. I have no idea what I'm going to do with them yet and that's okay. I piled them neatly in a cute little basket and they are sitting on my cutting table. One day I will see a quilt or get a flash of inspiration and I will know exactly what to do with them. No rush, just going to enjoy for a while until I'm certain what they want to be.

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. they look so good all lined up~ I'm taking mine on retreat tomorrow
    photo tip: don't use flash, then edit in iphoto, or photoshop, whatever you use -
    Or try setting up an ott light

  2. Your 9-patches are really pretty, they will make a beautiful quilt. I'm not sure what State you live in but sorry about the cloudy weather. I'm in the opposite situation living in Arizona. My absolute favorite time of year is Fall/Winter getting a nice break from the heat. Still sunny days but we can open the doors and windows again. Have a nice day.

  3. Oh, Diane, I'm so sorry for the grey rain for such a long time. I love rainy days, but not day after day after day. Thank goodness for electric lights and beautiful fabrics -- which help a little.

    Those nine patch blocks are gorgeous. I can't tell from the photo how big they are but from Barb's blog I see that they are not big -- they are small! Which makes them even more fun. I'll look forward to seeing how you use them.

  4. They look beautiful! I could spot one of mine! I haven't decided yet on what I will do with them. This should be fun!

  5. Oh, how fun! Why didn't I get involved in that swap!?


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