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Sunday, September 8, 2013

DWM: a new nine patch




I made red-and-white hourglass blocks until I got tired of them.  I auditioned several red-and-white prints for the setting triangles but they were either too red or too white. I chose turquoise tone-on-tone. After I had the center assembled I began to look for border fabrics. The only turquoise-and-red print I had was a 19th century repro that was too subdued next to the setting triangles.  At first I thought this bright print (a clearance-table purchase) was too bright -- but now I think it zings!  (The flimsy is approx 60 x 70 and used 5-1/4 yards....all those little pieces add up.)

I need to make three wallhangings and a totebag for October events.  This is enough of scrappy playtime for a while -- but I can attest to the therapeutic value of such  playtime!

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.

8 comments:

  1. That was a lot of red hourglass units! What size did you make them?

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  2. Such a fun quilt to make............ Looks like a great leader/ender project.......

    The turquoise is just the right touch..........

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  3. Your scrappy quilt looks great. Love the pieced turquoise border around the center. I never think of these fun ideas on my simple scraps, but this one does not look so simple. Very nice indeed.

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  4. What a lot of 9 patch and hourglass blocks. But all together, they look GREAT.

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  5. Love your nine patch quilt. Another great one!

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  6. Love red and turquoise together in quilts!

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  7. Your playful time is so productive, what a great looking zingy little quilt! Now I wonder whose raffle or benefit will claim this one, LOL!

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  8. very nice scrappy nann....you always make such pretty quilts!

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