Tuesday, September 22, 2009

9 patch bliss

I posted a week or two ago that I had joined my first online quilt block swap. Well, it is pretty fun. I get to send 9 patch blocks to quilters in Alabama, Minnesota, Arizona, California, and Texas. Let me show you how easy it is to make 9 inch 9 patch blocks.


first you start out with 3 1/2 inch strips of two colors


sew them together in two patterns like this


after they are sewn, cut them into 3 1/2 inch strips the other way


assemble them into blocks like this - the famous 9 patch block



address your envelopes, stuff them with blocks and check the instructions ONE MORE time to make sure all is well
THEN START OVER BECAUSE YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO MAKE 12 INCH BLOCKS NOT 9 INCH BLOCKS!
DANG IT ALL TO HANKSVILLE!
I NEED 4 1/2 INCH STRIPS!
I guess Emmitt gets a really cute blue and white quilt.

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

Oh my! I would have done the same thing, except I would have double checked the directions AFTER I put everything in the mail. Good luck on your second attempt :-)

Tori said...

Oh, that sucks! Bad. That is something I would do.

Epperson Family said...

Now that sounds like me not you! I hope you bought extra material! Emmitt's gonna love that quilt though!

LeEllen said...

Hey, if Emmitt doesn't want that quilt, you have a cousin that would take it off your hands! BTW...I've never heard quite such a bad swear "phrase" as "Dang it all to Hanksville!" Can I use it? ((SMILE))

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