Our busy life with an amazing veterinarian and cattleman, a gardening, quilting and history loving wife and mother, a creative perfectionist violinist, a spunky and kind epileptic princess, a sweet yet wild little man, and the most mellow and happy babe, on a joyful 1/2 acre living and loving in a beautiful mountain valley.
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.