Friday, July 10, 2009

More nine-patches!

A couple of weeks ago, I received my first set of 16 blocks from the Three-by-Three nine-patch swap:

3x3 blocks received May
LOVE them!!! So many beautiful combinations here, and I love the variety. A few other swappers had complaints about the sizing of the blocks, but I was fortunate in that only a couple blocks were more than 1/8" off. I don't think I'll have any problems using all of them.

Feeling super-happy after getting my first set of blocks, I went ahead and signed up for another month of the swap. Here are the nine-patches I've made for July:

my July nine-patches
I think my favorites in this batch are the sienna/tan ones. But I like them all.

As I've been making blocks for the swap, I've kept one of each color-combination for myself (because I thought some of them were so pretty, I had to keep one!). So in the end, I'll have 48 swap blocks plus 12 of my own blocks. I'm not sure exactly how that will work out yet in a quilt, but I figure I won't have all of the blocks until August. So I have some time to figure it out.

Yay, scrappy nine-patches!!!


  1. Robin your nine patches look great..I too have done 9p swaps and if you would like some ideas you can visit my blog and see some of the quilt designs I came up with for my patches
    I had most come out even but even still the layout accounts for that.
    I can't wait to see what you design with yours they are fun to work with and there are many creative designs

  2. How fun!

    I wanted to join this one but by the time I decided I would, it closed. LOL!!

    Next time!

  3. Great blocks you got. Sometimes people sew and cut differently but I am sure you will come up with a setting that all of them can be used.

  4. Ooooh, you got a great set of blocks!! So pretty!

  5. Oh happiness! I love nine-patches.