Friday, January 09, 2009

I've got the fever - 9 patch fever! What fun these have been to put together. I can't remember the last time I made 9 patch blocks from squares rather than strips. Armed with a big pile of squares, I just reach over, pick up a square and put it in the machine. The only time I put one back is if it is the exact same as the last fabric I picked.
Here are the 31 dark dominate squares.
Some were used in putting together the quilt center.
And the rest went into the borders.
You won't be surprised that this is a Cheri Payne pattern. I'm doing the applique before assembling the top. I think a nice, simple cross-hatch quilt design will be just right. Then we'll have a new quilt for the dinner table.

36 comments:

Paula said...

This is one of those patterns I've had on my "someday" list for years! Love yours. Can't wait to see it finished.

Candace said...

Libby - I've heard of assembling blocks using the "blind-grab" method - I've always wanted to try this and you make it look so simple and fun! Great homespuns - what is your background?
Cheers!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh Libby! I love it and I can't wait to see the applique! Did you buy the pattern at the Counrty Loft?

LBP said...

I love the colors in that quilt!

Blessings

Linda

Karen said...

Very nice.

Carol said...

Libby it's great! Love it! Can't wait to see the applique.

Karen said...

Which Cheri pattern is this? Is it the one with the loops? Your random square piecing worked just fine. I don't like to make nine patches from strip piecing. I have done random picking by having the pieces in a paper bag but I prefer just to have a pile. They tend to get wrinkled in the bag. I think you might be the "Cheri Queen". Have you ever counted how many quilts you have made from her patterns?

Beth said...

Very cute! I never noticed that one on her website before, I might just have to add that one to my collection of little brown envelopes. Or else another trip to Country Loft might be in order one of these days.

ROZ said...

Another nine patch quilt--there seems to be a rash of them! And it's so cute in that arrangement of blocks

Judy said...

Ah, another one of my Cheri favorites...oh heck, who am I kidding..I just like them all!!

Love that muslin too!

Linda_J said...

It is the Square Dance Quilt---where you are headed? Very nice and scrap/stash buster. You must be having a ball with this since it is also from one of your favorite designers.

paula, the quilter said...

Here's to another gem! I just finished a QOV flimsy using the grab method. I used up 3 charm packs that way and it is a very, very busy top. O well. *shrug*

Stephanie D. said...

Looking good, Libby! You've been so productive this week--bet it felt really good to be alone with the sewing machine and Harper again, love of family notwithstanding!

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks good Libby! It will be an absolute beauty with the applique and YOUR TOUCH!

Kim said...

I actually have blues that I want to make scrappy 9 patches with. Blue and white or possible creams- classic scrappy combo.

Joyce said...

I love nine patch too but I don't think I've ever done them with squares. Yours is turning out beautifully.

Kathie said...

this looks great!
funny we were both doing nine patches!!!!
OH I remember when dawn made this quilt I loved it
yes someday I will make it too!
I don't remember the applique though...
can 't wait to see that
have a great weekend!
kathie

Wendy said...

This one looks great, an awesome start to the new year. I've had it on my "someday" list for sometime now. Did you use muslin for the background?

Guðrún said...

Is this made of brushed cotton? It looks beautiful as everything you do.

Catherine said...

Oooh -- I love that!! I love 9-patch blocks. There's something about them that always looks fabulous!

Sherry said...

Love it so far. This is going to be another great quilt!

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, look at you!! That is so fabulous!

Screen Door said...

I had more fun paging through Cheri Paynes work. I read your words and you seem like you are having so much fun. The last duckling flees the pond today , so maybe I can get back to the needle and thread. Can't wait to see more progress!

Stina said...

Libby...Libby...this is looking so good!!! :o) Finally back in blogland to check what you are up too... and ahhh..it´s looking really good... more Cheri works!! :o)

Petey said...

You make it sound so easy and fun. Love the results.
Will have to look into getting the pattern.

Julia said...

How fun to take such a simple block design and make something so outstandingly wonderful with it! I might have to add this to my someday list. Very cute! Will you be hand quilting it? Have you used Cassi at all lately?

Julie Bagamary said...

Nine patches are such a favorite. Nice job!

MARCIE said...

I always love 9-patches! Such fun ahead with the applique!

dee said...

That's another Libby beauty. It's really a treasure

Eileen said...

Great simple quilt, Libby. Great way to use up scraps.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Hey I know this quilt!!! :)

Darlene said...

Nine patches are timeless and so much fun to do. Love the new project - can't wait to see the applique added!

Carole said...

Lovely scrappy quilt! That's how I was thought to do a scrap quilt - pick from a pile - no peaking - and only put it back if it's the same fabric! lol Cross hatching will look nice! Cheers!

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Love your nine-patches, they make a very cheerful quilt.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Just found your blog! Love it! I have been wanting to make a 9 patch for sometime and I love waht you did!
Nadine
the material girls quilts

Patti said...

Oh Libby! I just love how this is turning out! Why is it that we keep coming back to nine patches. I never tire of nine-patch quilts. Seeing them, making them, and using them. This is going to be stunning! Can hardly wait to see the applique.