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Thread: question about disappearing 9 patch

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    I bought the fabric to make a couch size throw using the d9p. I bought two different fabrics. Do I need to add another color to have 3 fabrics? If I just use the two do I make all of my blocks the same or do I do every other one different? One more question what size do I cut the blocks? I was thinking of starting out with 5 in blocks. I hope you understand what I'm trying to ask and can help me.

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    Hey cc bear! I'm currently doing a d9p. I like the scrappier look to it so I have 6 different fabrics I am working with. Well I like the controlled scrappy look I should say. I think the best part about this pattern is you can do it whichever way you like a get different effects. Maybe try drawing it out with colored pencils to get a better idea of what a few blocks would look like first and then you can decide from there if you'd like to introduce another color in. Good luck! And post some pics of your progress!!

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    Oh yeah I forgot to add my blocks i started as 3" blocks and I just arrange all my 3" blocks into a scrappy nine patch making sure I like how each one looks next to the fabrics it'll be with before sewing it all together. Maybe switching up the order of colors in your blocks will switch up your overall pattern a little. Or maybe it won't if you're using fewer colors?

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    Hi everyone - I have done a few d9p quilts, and I have done with a few fabrics and a lot of fabrics. I like it both ways. If using lots of fabrics, try using pieces all from the same line so they have a cohesive look. I made another one with different ocean water colors batiks, 1 tan sandy color, and a blue/tan shell print. It came out looking very contemporary and I really liked it.

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    I did mine with 5 inches squares. It is a I Spy with 2 background colors. the baby shower was yesterday. It was a hit. I had attached the thread that I posted the finish top in. Scroll down it's towards the bottom.

    Hope this helps.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/10748.page

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    I recently taught a class and everyone used three fabrics. Color one was the four corner blocks that is the predominate color that won't be cut. Color two (the strip after cutting) was the center block on the top and bottom row of the nine patch (and the first and third block in row two/middle row). The center block is the stand alone color that is being cut down into the smaller square. The individual block size is 4.5 and unfinished block is 12.5 ~ the participants are making 35 nine patch blocks and the finished size of the quilt is approximately 60 x 84 (5 across and 7 down). Hope this clear and helps, if not PM me.

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    I am working on a disappearing 9 patch using only two fabrics.

    Here are the pics.

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    I guess the pics didn't post.
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    Oh that is nice and I like the ideas. hummmmmmmm thinking now

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    see now to me carol's looks a lot like hayes corner block--only easier to assemble i'm sure. cool beans.

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