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Thread: Disappearing 9 Patch

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    Senior Member SWEETPEACHES's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhboxers View Post
    Personally with the ones that I have done - 7 so far - I really like using 3 fabrics. Something interesting for the corners, something blendy for the other outside 4 and then something to really POP in the middle. And then I really like to play with the layout. JMHO
    This is what I do too. I recently made a D9P, a new generation. That was interesting too. Just one additional step to the D9P.

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    I'm working on one right now and I have used about 50 different batiks in it. I used 15 or so surf and sand charm packs and
    some additional yardage in coordinating batiks. I'll post a pic when finished.

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    Mine are normally 5 fabrics... love the look. Tried with 3 fabrics and it just didn't look right when finished.

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    I love to do scrappy blocks; so, my quilts end up looking sorta like a Sampler. I recently started adding this D9P block to my quilts. I've used 9 different fabrics -- too busy; 3 different fabrics -- not quite right; my fave is 4 fabrics. Good luck with what you decide!

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    The last two I have completed contained at least 15 different fabrics. They were "I Spy" quilts for children so I wanted a lot of variety. However, the next one I attempt could only have two or three different fabrics. It just depends on the effect I wish to achieve at the time. I don't think there are any hard and fast rules. Just enjoy.

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    I like to use three fabrics. I have used two but, in my opinion, it doesn't look as nice.

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    I saw a D9P that used various fabric in the 4 corners and the same fabric in the other 5 spots of the 9-patch. She used it as an I Spy, but could be used with other fabric. I thought it was really a neat idea. Hope it's ok to post the link: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load...521294.html?13

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    I did the D9P entirely scrappy and used my dark tones for the middle and the four corners and the light tones for the other 4 squares. I used oversized squares starting with 7" finished size squares to end up with blocks that were 21 x 21 finished. It went really fast and was beautiful when completed. IMHO as long as you have contrast between the corners and the other four patches they look beautiful.

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    I like to use three fabrics with the center piece a solid or one that reads solid (perhaps some texture). I like the four corners to be the focus fabric with the other four in "cross position" to be a quieter blender or color pulled from the focus piece.
    One step at a time, always forward.

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    I did a lot of different fabrics and it turned out great.

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