March 19, 2013

A Long Absence

Filed under: ◦Antique quilts,◦Fabrics,◦,◦Vintage — sharon @ 9:38 pm

We have neglected this blog for a long time.  However, we are hoping to once again post at least periodically, and to sometimes resume our Feedsack Friday postings as well.  For now, I’d like to discuss the lowly 9-patch quilt.
9-patch blocks

A 9-patch block is one of the simplest building blocks in quilting, consisting of 9 equal squares assembled into a larger square.   With only straight seams, the 9-patch is often a favorite of the less experienced quilter.  But depending on fabric choices, arrangement of the blocks and other variations of placement, bordering, etc., the result can be a vast difference between 9-patch quilts.  Here are a few from our site:
9-patch on point
Here’s one with sashing, as shown in our sidebar:
And a couple more different arrangements of the 9-patch blocks:
And of course, the 9-patch is the source of the quilt we know as the “Irish Chain”.
9-patch chain
9-patch quilts are by far the most common in our inventory; hopefully we’ll soon be adding a number of them on the Quilt Pages of our website.

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