Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Crossroads to Jericho
I was so happy to see today's block this morning. I love nine patches and I've had them on my mind a lot the last few weeks. I love to see how changing the fabrics changes the nine patch and they are fast and fun to make. Kind of like a hexagon quilt, but by machine and less tedious. The squares can be fussy cut and fun quilts can be made, or 42-inch strips can be sewn together and quickly pieced. What I also love is how the finished blocks are set can sometimes make you not even realize that you are looking at a nine patch.
This is block number 109 of 366. It is an 8-inch block and it really has me thinking about a nine patch quilt that my husband's great grandmother made. It has bright colors in it too, the main one yellow. For some reason I have a feeling I'm going to dream about nine patches tonight. Happy Stitching!!