Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Playing with Parts: Framed Nine Patch In Progress

The parent blocks have been cut into pieces and the parts are on the wall. Now I'll spend time moving them around to get the colors and prints balanced. You can see how this will end up as nine framed squares, each square a nine-patch.

This is the fifth time I've made a Framed Nine Patch; I've given several away as baby quilts. One was made of men's shirting fabrics and was given to the person who created the fabrics. She was the textile designer for men's sportswear at the company we worked for, and she specialized in, as she put it so eloquently, "pooping out plaids." Making a quilt out of a fabric designer's own fabrics is common in our world of quilting today, but it was unusual and very much appreciated by my textile designer friend back in 2005.

If you've seen my book Cut and Shuffle Quilts, you'll recognize that this design from the early 2000's is a precursor to the method and patterns in my book.

Linking up today with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. I see how you did it, nice, simple ideas are always the best. I love the blue one you posted yesterday.

  2. Lots of progress already. The baby quilt is looking good.