In October a few of my girlfriends and I were lucky enough to sneak away to a cabin on Anderson Island and sew, eat and drink (somewhat in that order).
I had been playing with wonky nine-patches with some Christmas fabric and wasn’t much taken with the results.
So we moved onto strip-piecing some random strips from a bin and wondered what would happen if we combined a nine-patch with some strip-pieced bits.
Luckily, Noelle doesn’t go anywhere without her bolt of Carolina Chambray and let me have access to this golden cloth.
We pieced together a simple baby quilt lickity-split. The blocks on the right, Sandie went home with and I’m sure she will come up with something amazing. Doesn’t Noelle look cute in her doggie pjs?
The Chambray just picks up all the color so nicely.
Especially on a windy day with everything snapping around.
Not sure how to quilt it, thinking boxes.
A nine-patch block was the first patchwork I ever learned from my Mom. She taught me to strip-pieced three strips of fabric and sub-cut it to create the lines of three with an alternating pattern and center.
::Double Trouble Quilt Block::
Combine two triangle techniques, one traditional and one improvisational in this block building workshop. We’ll cover proper technique and the mulitiple designs that this blocks creates. All level of sewists welcome. View more designs with this block here.