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Monday, November 8, 2010

Nine Patch Play

Ages ago, Judy over at Virtual Quilter posted a challenge for EQ7 users. It was a simple challenge to use the basic nine patch block as a starting point then draw straight lines to create new blocks. She had amazing results, and I had a good time playing along too. 

I started with line drawings, but quickly had to add color...here's some of the favorites that I came up with by just adding straight lines to a nine patch:

This last one really got me going. I was trying to figure out in my head how I could possibly make this block - maybe paper piecing? Then, I started to wonder what it would look like in a quilt where it was repeated...would a secondary design emerge? 

Ohhhh, I love it! This is going into my inspiration file and I just might take the plunge and make one of these one day! 


Judy said...

These blocks are awesome!! I need to get into my EQ7 and start playing. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Anonymous said...

I love the wrapped sweet!

Thank you for the link, and I am glad to have prompted someone to have a go.

Judy B

jillquilts said...

Oh, I really like from the third one on. That third one is really cool!! Great job!

Cheryl Willis said...

I figured out a short cut for making the 'block'
What size do you want it to be and I will draw it out for you.- cw

Babs said...

Oooh, I loved the last one too. Really digging the overall design it made too! Think of all the color options.... :)