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Thread: Disappearing 9 Patch

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    I just made a d9p baby quilt using charms & three solid colors. The charms had patterns & some coordinating solids. I used the charms in the 5 patch "x", with the solid charms in the middle, and the other 4 patch in the coordinating fabrics. I rearranged it to the spinner layout.

    Learn from my example, as you can see, I coordinated each 9p. It would have looked better if I had mixed up the charm colors, rather than coordinating them. (Rusts with Rusts, blues with blues, whites with whites...) It looks kind of "patchy".

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    Kathleen, that is lovely!

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    Thanks for the good variation on the D9P. I bookmarked it and will give it a try in the future.

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    i like to use about 15.
    i don't do it like everyone else does in an organized fashion, i do it scrappy looking, i use a 9 constatnt frabrics, and add in a few others, to give4 it varity, this way, i use more and get a greater color look. (if you can, look up Jayden's quiot to see how i do it. have fun and good luck

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    I like it best with 4 fabrics - 2 of them very similar for the large squares. I like a light background best, and a contrast for the center block which becomes the small squares.
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    I just love seeing all these pictures of the different color formulas. They're all beautiful.

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    I have done several scrappy D9P quilts - crib size. Name:  2009 Scrappy 9 Patch.jpg
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    I can see a D9P can be what you want it to be...SO COOL
    I was trying to decide after my first quilt (just squares..so can practice techniques).
    I think it will be D9P!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeaninmaine View Post
    I just love seeing all these pictures of the different color formulas. They're all beautiful.
    I mostly like to do them scrappy...uses up scraps & then I donate them. They all turn out so different!
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    OK, an update!!! Eight fabrics so far... you can see them if you click on the link below that says 2011 photo challenge ...rteest42/wordpress... I posted the fabrics as my photo a day!
    I am ready now to sew into 9-patches...If I need more blocks I am going to switch out and add one more fabric I think... MOST of the blocks have that light cross hatched fabric as the center, but some have a bright green or red...

    I think this going to be cool!!

    Thanks for sharing so many lovely versions for inspiration!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aliaslaceygreen View Post
    I have pretty much decided that a Disappearing 9 patch is going to be the quilt I make for a Secret Santa this year, and have seen many lovely versions...

    I have plenty of fabrics in Christmas prints, but before I start falling in love with a 2 or 3 or 5 fabric arrangement, I would love to hear what people who make this often feel is the best number of fabrics to use???

    Is it more important that there is separation in tone/shade or more important that there be a variety of fabrics?

    Please let me know your thoughts!

    Thanks!
    I've got the fabrics to make a personal sized quilt that uses about 6 bird themed fabrics and 4 mini prints with similar coloring.
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    I've done several D9P and use a whole lot of different fabrics. Makes a fun scrappy look. I try to keep with a theme, just like you would for a scrappy, like lavenders or brights, but other than that, not much goes into fabric choice.

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    I have made a number of them and usually use three fabrics. I did use five once when doing a green, purple, and cream d9p and used light and dark purple and green and alternated the pattern. It really turned out great.
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    I usually use three colors when doing d9p but have done one with 5.
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    I think it is a matter of personal preference. I made one that has several fabrics and it turned out quite nice and I have seen some that have been done with 2-3 fabrics and are a totally different look but also very nice.
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    I have only done one, but it was a scrappy, and I think I used about 8 fabrics. Its cut, pieced, but not joined up in the final top yet as some other projects got in the way and must be done before Christmas, I guess at least some of you out there know what I mean
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    So, it's taken me a while to get back into working on this quilt!! Nothing like the pressure of Christmas gifts breathing down one's neck to get motivated! ( I only have this, a baby quilt to bind, a Christmas stocking to make and 6 shrug type tote bags to make--over and above working 40 hours a week, wrapping gifts etc etc)

    Here is the final layout...I used 7 fabrics, I think...I ran out of table, it will be one row longer one row wider at completion, I think...and if not big enough, a sash in that bright green. I am using red buttons and tying it, however!

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    That's very pretty!! Great job! I love the D9P!!

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    I like three fabrics. Let me see if I can find my pictures....each of these has a directional focus fabric. The last two are small quilts for my mother's cat.

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    The choices are so endless with the D9P that one never gets tird of making it.

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    I am working on one right now...3 fabrics. I am not enjoying it at all, I feel like I am at the ironing board more than the sewing machine !

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    I did one using charm packs, I really liked the way it came out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aliaslaceygreen View Post
    I have pretty much decided that a Disappearing 9 patch is going to be the quilt I make for a Secret Santa this year, and have seen many lovely versions...

    I have plenty of fabrics in Christmas prints, but before I start falling in love with a 2 or 3 or 5 fabric arrangement, I would love to hear what people who make this often feel is the best number of fabrics to use???

    Is it more important that there is separation in tone/shade or more important that there be a variety of fabrics?

    Please let me know your thoughts!

    Thanks!
    I've got one ready to cut and what I did was use the outside corners in the bigger prints.
    Then, the middle edge pieces in a medium print that coordinates. The center. CENTER, square of each 9 patch will be the same tone on tone. After being cut, you'll have sets of 4 similar squares that can be reset in any random order.
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    I love this pattern...have you seen the 4-patch version of this?

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    There doesn't appear to be a way to edit my original post to include the resulting photo of the completed quilt... here is the thread I started at the Pictures forum http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t173289.html
    Thanks for all your advice...I went with 7 or 8 fabrics and LOVE the results!

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