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Thread: disappering nine patch

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    What do you think about making the blocks 6 inches a piece to show the fabric better?

    That would be a total of 9 blocks total 18 inches.

    I need you input
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    Why not? Some fabrics are too gorgeous to cut up. Try one block & let us see please!

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    I love the idea of being able to showcase more of the fabric details :D:D:D

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    i did tha to show off the fabs better

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    You are the BOSS!

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    if you are cutting the squares 6 inches, your finished size block will be 16.5 inches

    you can cut your pieces any size you want

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    I was going to do yellow for the 4 squares, mixed colors for the other 4 and the middle one purple.

    the four squares has red, yellow, purples, oranges and there is different kinds with butterflies, shoes, mice and etc each big square would be different.

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    I actually think it would look great, maybe better in some cases, with the big blocks.

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    sounds really neat....

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    Sounds good to me!
    I did mine with 5 inch squares. I'm anxiously waiting for it to return as I type :D

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    Sounds like a great way to showcase the fabric. Try a block and post it for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    What do you think about making the blocks 6 inches a piece to show the fabric better?

    That would be a total of 9 blocks total 18 inches.

    I need you input
    Thank you
    I have a whole stack of 9 patches made with 6" blocks ... I didn't know what to do with them so they have been just sitting there. Then I got on this board and got the idea of a D9P. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet but that's my plan...

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    This is why I like to quilt I/YOU can make the pattern however YOU want to! and noone can tell you different! I like to be in controll my kids say this keeps me from controlling the family!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    What do you think about making the blocks 6 inches a piece to show the fabric better?

    That would be a total of 9 blocks total 18 inches.

    I need you input
    Thank you
    A gal in one of my guilds did a 6" one, not good, really loses its effectiveness.
    She's making another in 5" with the same fabric.

    I'm doing it in 4" and 5", like them both
    They're both scrap quilts with the center square the same in all of the 9-patches to provide some unity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnieKat
    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    What do you think about making the blocks 6 inches a piece to show the fabric better?

    That would be a total of 9 blocks total 18 inches.

    I need you input
    Thank you
    I have a whole stack of 9 patches made with 6" blocks ... I didn't know what to do with them so they have been just sitting there. Then I got on this board and got the idea of a D9P. I haven't gotten around to trying it yet but that's my plan...
    I have just made a cuddle quilt about lap size for my eldest daughter and I made it with 6" charm squares, and it has worked out well,it is all flowers some kono fabric, whichg I used as the uncut squares as it was beautiful.

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    Try one and see how you like the look of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gollytwo
    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    What do you think about making the blocks 6 inches a piece to show the fabric better?

    That would be a total of 9 blocks total 18 inches.

    I need you input
    Thank you
    A gal in one of my guilds did a 6" one, not good, really loses its effectiveness.
    She's making another in 5" with the same fabric.

    I'm doing it in 4" and 5", like them both
    They're both scrap quilts with the center square the same in all of the 9-patches to provide some unity.
    My quilt group is going to the beach over Columbus Day weekend, and our challenge is to bring 12 blocks made from 5" squares (9 patch scraps from our stash). Then we are going to throw them into a big pile and grab 12 blocks out and make a beach snuggle quilt that we will bring every year. I am going to put white Minkie on the back of mine and make it a true snuggle quilt. When we get the blocks , we can cut them any way we want. 4 triangles, 4 squares, off sided cuts, strips, what ever! Should be fun. I have 4 blocks finished.

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