Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Nines in Nines - WIP

This is a wedding quilt I'm working on but I'm not saying who its for ;]

I saw a beautiful quilt at our Flying Geese Quilt show last year.  It was so striking hanging at the show that I had to make one. 

I am recreating this quilt from a picture so I'm sure the measurements will be different.  When I find out who made the original quilt I will thank her for the inspiration and post her name here as well.  Mine will have fewer blocks but will be set a little differently.

In this image are the ingredients for blocks I've made.  The blocks are simple 9 patch blocks.  Using a whole lotta 1-3/4" squares from scraps to make 80 dark 9 patches and 36 light nine patches.   Strips of 1-3/4"x4-1/4" to make the triple strip sets.  And finally 64 dark 4-1/4" squares and 9 light 4-1/4" squares.  If anyone wants the exact numbers, email me and I will write up the instructions.
All these ingredients make two sets of larger nine patches.  So here is what I have so far.  I am working on the setting triangles right now.  It is different than the original in that I'm not making any more darn 9 patches, lol.  Well maybe a few for the setting.

This has been a great stash burner.  A couple of tricks I have learned here and there have helped make this go together smoothly.

  1. After sewing a seam, iron it closed first, then open and iron toward the dark side.  It actually helps the make the blocks lie flatter in the end.

  2. I used a 1/4" seam allowance, important that you check it when you start and a few times along the way to ensure you are still sewing that 1/4" seam.  If you are 1/4" challenged, like I am, then by all mean just be consistent throughout the entire quilt.

  3. Measure and trim your 9 patch blocks after you have created them before placing in their larger block setting.
 Check back in a week or maybe two to see the finished top.
Have a great week! 


  1. I love it! Whoever gets this quilt will be very lucky indeed!


  2. Thanks for stopping by Angela, I have been following your blog for a while now and its one of my favorites. Check back in a bit to see the finished top.

  3. it's really going to be stunning when finished! A lot of work you have there...


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