What can I say? I love 9 patches! So when I ran across the Wintersweet quilt on Marie's Quilt Bee blog, I had to have that pattern!
Winter sweet is made with 2 blocks and I made the red 9 patches first.
Then I sewed green strip sets and made 4 patches . . . .
And green 9 patches. The green cutting mat seems to be affecting the coloring.
I arranged part of the blocks on the display wall. These are the true colors.
The 9 patch blocks finish at 6" and they look very nice. After I had placed these blocks on the design wall, I had to wonder how this quilt would look with 3" finished blocks? Then I thought how long would it take me? I'm not going down that rabbit hole right now, maybe someday but not now!
Wintersweet is the 2nd Christmas quilt I've pieced this month. I've using fabrics left from Peppermint Pines and from my stash. The background fabric is an assortment of white fabrics.
The free pattern is available from Cake Stand Quilts. Scroll down to the bottom of that post to print the pattern.