Sunday, November 29, 2009

Disappearing 9-patch attempt

This is not meant as a tutorial for "disappearing 9-patch" blocks. There are so many tutorials on the net/blogs, so I don't see any point to make another one. What I want to show is my very first attempt on this block. I have heard/read so much about it recently, got so curious about it that I had to try! :)
As you can see of the photos, I have used three colors (fabric) only; light, dark and one accent color. As I see it - there are no "rules" when it comes to using fabric/colors. I have seen many other quilts using this block, but instead of three colors only, there have been used several light and dark fabrics and of course the accent fabric.
Months ago I bought the "leaves" fabrics, which I really love. When I bought it, I bought only a fat quarter of the dark pink one, which didn't last to more than four blocks. Fortunate the web shop where I bought it has more in stock - even on sale :)) - so I purchased more, which I won't get until after Christmas - I believe. It doesn't really matter, I have more than enough to do these days and I don't know if I have much time for sewing at all.

Here are the four blocks - so far. :)


I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Good job! Is that Tina Givens fabric? It looks a lot like something from the Chloe's Imagination line.

zarina said...

I love the fabric and the pattern is fun to do. I may want to do this for another baby quilt.

Dirt Lover said...

I saw this at a quilt show this spring. I've wanted to try it, but so far........nothing! Thanks for reminding me. It's such a cool block.

Astrid said...

Thanks for your comments! Indeed, it is fun to do, and goes fast. Yes, it is the Tina Givens fabric! I really love it! :) Long time since I bought it, so I was really happy to get more of it!
Zarina, I think these blocks will be cute for a baby quilt.

Janet C said...

I wanted to do this for sometime, but.....:(
Your colour combo is lovely!