Friday, March 19, 2021

Nine Patches & Turquoise Squares

I had planned to give into the split 9 patch project and just work on those blocks until I had the 224 blocks I needed but then I changed my mind because of Jayne.

I enjoy making 9 patches of every size. When I finish a quilt and have fabrics left, I often cut the fabric into strips and make 9 patches.

Several years ago I sorted through them and pulled 3" finished patches for a quilt and bought the alternate turquoise fabric to go with it.

Like I said, I had planned to work on the split 9 patch blocks but then Jayne posted about a 9 patch sew along on her blog. I thought about joining in using 2" strips from the box  and making 4.5" finished 9 patches. Then I thought about how I already have the 9 patches pieced for 2 or 3 projects. I decided to finish one of those projects.

Here is 9 patches & turquoise squares except in my pictures the turquoise looks blue. He measures 61" by 83".




For this quilt I used 3" finished 9 patches with light corners. Its so nice and bright!  These pictures just don't do justice. This project was on my list of quilts to make this year and it's ready for quilting.

Linking to Put Your Foot DownPeacock Party, Whoop Whoop PartyTGIFF!, Finished Or Not Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Brag About Your Beauties, Oh Scrap

22 comments:

maggie fellow said...

what a great happy quilt - I like that you used what you had- very inspiring

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Ray and Jeanne said...

This is beautiful, bright and cheery! I love that you make 9 patches with your leftover fabrics. ~Jeanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Another blue beauty! I remembered it was time for me to comment, Gretchen. I read all your posts and find it so inspiring especially your hand quilting which is immaculate.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

That is gorgeous!! that blue just sets off all those 9 patches so wonderfully!! that will be a cherished quilt!

Preeti said...

Well that is a revelation, Gretchen. Who knew turquoise could be a background color and so strikingly beautiful? Well, you did :-) And HE is very handsome!!!

Deb said...

I have two friends that would like turquoise quilts, you have so insprired me! And I love Nine patches too!

Jenny said...

Another wonderful quilt. So bright and happy and you must be do pleased that the nine patches and turauilse fabric have been used up. Wonder how many other nine patch blocks you have patiently waiting in the wings, I know I've got several lots myself.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on a beautiful quilt top, Gretchen!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

This quilt is so happy and bright. Wonderful work.

Design Originals by KC said...

You are so productive in your quilty life! Enjoy <3 It is a beautiful quilt top :)

Kathi

QuiltE said...

Beautiful quilt ... and even more awesome if we saw it in it's true turquoise colour. It always amazes me, as to how how the simplest of quilts still come forth and make a statement!

Curious?? .... when you do the 9-Ps sporadically, do you use the same white as a constant? Or just whatever white scraps you have leftover from other things? THANK YOU!!

Quilting Gail said...

Very nice!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The light fabric is not all the same, there are different whites, creams and prints. Also, I did not lay the blocks out before sewing. I did sort the 9 patches into colors then tried to make sure the colors were varied but still some of the same colors ended up beside each other. The quilt still looks great to me!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Woo hoo! What a wonderful scrappy quilt!

Ivani said...

It is a beauty! You use more than 260 nine patch blocks in this one, this is amazing

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love the turquoise background. Why go safe...go bold!

Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very very cool quilt! I'm a blue fan anyway but this looks really good with the turquoise - great choice. I love how you make the nine-patches with leftovers...I usually use mine into small cot quilts for the NICU at our local hospital (improvising from whatever size pieces I have left) but I like your idea of making a stash of nine-patches to later use in a scrappy quilt. Going on my to-do list!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Congrats on the finish. It looks great. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

Jean said...

Beautiful quilt! If you don't mind me asking, what turquoise fabric did you use?

Gretchen Weaver said...

The turquoise fabric was Kona brand, I don't know the color name. It's a pretty color!

Jean said...

Thank you! I love how it sets off the 9 patches.