Thursday, November 16, 2006

Life gets "teedjus"...


So sometimes ya gotta shake things up a bit. How about that simple little 9-patch? You have to love the 9-patch, a staple of many a quilt. But, if I slice it down the middle and again, across the middle... turn the pieces... how cool is that!!?? Blocks with sashing and cornerstones all thrown in!! I've been wanting to share my little discovery of this for a couple weeks now. (I'm sure some of you smarty-pants have already been doing this for years! But it's a new trick for me!) Tanya, at the quilt shop showed me and I thought it was a really fun way to make a simple change. These are 6 1/2" blocks, but it works for any size! We even cut out 6" squares(made an 18" block) and it worked great. Try it, you'll love it! Now, you will have to make sashing and cornerstones for the left side and across the top, but that's a snap. Just add after you piece the top. Have fun!

13 comments:

computerpeach said...

kthat is really cool!!

quiltpixie said...

neat idea

Angie said...

Hey Nines, what a neat trick!!! Thanks for sharing it, girlfriend! I've printed it out so I can try to remember to try it!! LOL
Angie
www.threadcatcher.blogspot.com

Melzie said...

Wow that is awesomely easy looking :D thanks Nines! xoxo melzie

Anonymous said...

Cute! I love the fabrics you used, too.

Anonymous said...

Basic block, with a new twist. I like it.

cher said...

no matter when you learn a new trick it's such fun to share-thanks Nines! you can also match a solid square, mark, stitch and turn them into half square triangles for another fun idea.

Darcie said...

Oooh!!! I want to play now!!! Can I play hooky from quilting today? ;-)

That's a great "a-ha!" block. You could have a whole series of "a-ha!" classes at the quilt store! Like...one day a month...a Tuesday! A rainy Tuesday!

One thing I think that so many of us forget to do is experiment...just play. Cut and sew and slice and stitch. And..."A-ha!"

Have a creative Friday, my friend!

Darcie said...

Gorgeous fabrics, too, by the way!

Hugs! ;-)

Anonymous said...

That's a cool idea! I'd like to try it with brights and not move the arrangement - split it like you have in the middle one and add black sashing to it. Something else to put on the "list of things to try out".

joyce said...

Great idea. I'm going to try it as soon as I get to my studio.

dot said...

I saw this in a book but didn't pay much attention to it. Now it makes sense. Thanks for the tutorial. Great fabrics. Keep use posted on what you do with this new idea.

ForestJane said...

I've never seen that before, thanks!