Monday, November 15, 2010

Improved Nine Patch

Can you tell I found my Double Wedding Ring Template set this weekend? Remember when I made this block at a class two summers ago? (and no, I still haven't made any more...) 

Well I discovered that the template set also allowed me to make Improved Nine Patch blocks. (The template is From Marti Mitchell). I was inspired by these gorgeous blocks (scroll down, they are worth it) by Amy at Badskirt.

Up first is my pillow for Pillow Talk Swap 4. My partner loves bright colours, Heather Ross and Flea Market Fancy (who doesn't??). I had fun pulling out a few favourite fabrics to make this block. At first I was concerned that it had too much pink, but the friendly people over on flickr seemed to like it.

What kind of border do you think I should make? I was thinking patchwork with aqua, orange and pink. Or maybe just aqua...I'm up for any ideas that you have!

Since I was on all roll, I decided to make another for Austen for The Maple Leaf Quilting Bee. I'm behind (sorry) so I was just happy to get this done before another month passes by.

I'm pretty much in love with these blocks. I'm thinking that I need to make a baby quilt with this pattern (without squaring off the blocks). I found that once I got going the curved piecing wasn't as difficult as I remembered.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!


~Michelle~ said...

oh those are great blocks! they look like cathedral windows a bit - especially if you made a bunch w/out squaring them off :)

Nanette Merrill said...

I love this block. Really really love it.

Sandy said...

I'm just going to pretend that's the one I'm getting....and hope, and cross my fingers....a girl can dream, right? It's SO awesome! And I love the patchwork border idea, it'll be perfect!

Diane said...

Those are great!

Poppyprint said...

They're so pretty!

Peggy said...

Lovely 9-patches - and great TorT bags! I just found your blog, and liked the plug for the quilt shops in Vanderhoof. I have family in Houston, but more especially a quilting Sis in law in Fraser Lake - she shops regularly in Vanderhoof. I've become a follower, am looking forward to getting to know you. Blessings, Peg