Monday, November 3, 2014

November Nines

I've mentioned that I participated in the fun nine patch swap hosted by Barb. I have had them sitting in a basket on my work table and this weekend I finally put them up on the design wall and started playing with them. They are so pretty, but I've made a few nine patch quilts in the past (from other exchanges) and wanted to something a bit different this time.

I've set them in rows, for this quilt...Christmas CandyPDF quilt pattern, Christmas Candy, nine patch on point strip quilt

I've set them on point for this quilt...Cinco

PDF Quilt Pattern: Cinco

I've set them with alternate blocks for this quilt...Dreaming in Black and White

PDF quilt pattern, Dreaming in Black and White, nine patch pattern in five sizes

I've given away too many nine patch quilts to count. I really wanted to do something a bit different this time. I decided to group them according to color. Then I decided to sew them into four patches...

Then I decided to set them with alternating blocks of fabric...

Then I decided to add borders...

And now you might be thinking, that's a lot of empty space! I know, it's perfect for some applique! I'm so excited. I want to add lots of wool applique. I can't wait to see what happens. I'm flipping through some of my old books looking at vintage quilts in hopes of finding just the right type of applique. Don't worry, I'll be sure to share it as soon as I figure it out myself. 

Enjoy every stitch!


  1. great nine patch quilts!!!
    I tried out this arrangement too - so funny. Love how it turned out and can't wait to see the addition of the applique'

  2. Oh la la Diane, so many beauties!!! I am very impressed by the originality of the arrangement of the last one, you had a great idea to assemble the blocks this way! So eager to see what applique you will add!

  3. I like what you're doing with these! Can't wait to see the applique.:)

  4. What a great bunch of nine patch quilts. Can't wait to see your inspiration.

  5. I love your nine-patches! I can't wait to see what you applique in those blank squares.

  6. Thanks for the mini nine-patch show! Your setting & applique ideas sound great - can't wait to see the results!

  7. It's looking great so far. I haven't been able to sew since I got mine, so they haven't made it into anything resembling a quilt yet, although I do have a plan ....


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