Journal ramblings of a quilter, wannabe art quilter and librarian.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Playing With the Nine-Patch
I wanted to use a simple traditional block in my Western Front quilt - the colours weren't so important, as I will be 'embellishing' after doing the quilting. But I wanted something more than the 9-patch.
This doesn't look very exciting does it? - and I haven't a lot of room to make an impact.
So I added a narrow border of stripes:
Then cut it into 4 (that's what you do as a patchworker, right?):
Then played around with the arrangement:
option #6 - my choice
Then I stitched the blocks on-point so they look like this:
A simple 9-patch, plus a narrow border, cut it up and look at the options!