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Thread: Largest block size in a D9P quilt

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    Question Largest block size in a D9P quilt

    I would like to make a D9P quilt. I did one in a crib size and started with 6 inch blocks. What is the largest anyone has sewn for a D9P? And have it still look good?? Thanks for any suggestions.

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    Ooooo, 6" sounds pretty. I hope someone has an answer, 'cause the only one that I've done was 4".
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    I'm working on one now that is made from 5" charm squares. After squaring up the blocks ended up at about 11 1/2 ". If I could post pics, I would show you the blocks. They are all Surf and Sand (I think they were called) batiks. Had to put it up while doing Christmas sewing but will pull it out again in a day or 2 and get started again. It will be a queen size + a little bit more and I'm keeping this one. Not giving it away like i usually do.

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    I made two queen sized quilts for Christmas and used 8 inch blocks. It worked well because I wanted to see the fabric prints as well.

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    People are probably talking apples and oranges here. By block size, do you mean (1) the size of one patch in the 9-patch, (2) the size of the 9-patch, or (3) the size of the cut-up 9-patch?

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    I all depends on your fabric your finished quilt size and how you will be quilting it. I have done one that the squares of the nine patch were around 8" and the finished quilt was a lap size it worked well. I will have to see if i have a pic of it on my computer or phone and post them here for you to see.
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    I am speaking about the original blocks for the nine patch. Each individual block. Before sewing begins.

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    I haven't actually made a quilt from them, but I sewed together nine 10" blocks (layer cake) and then cut them in the D9P as a test. It worked fine and looked kind of like a turning 20.

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    I use 5" blocks to make the D9P, worked good for me. Make yours whatever size you like, no rules here.
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    it depends on the fabric design more than the size of finished item - i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma View Post
    it depends on the fabric design more than the size of finished item - i think
    I agree. A big print would look better in a big block. It just stands to reason.

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    This is a useful question. I have fabrics for a baby quilt, including one with pictures of diggers, trains, planes etc that are 4in square. I've been wondering how to use them, and a D9P might be a simple answer, cutting 4.5in squares. Thanks for the idea!

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    I think I may go with the six inch, did baby quilt in one or an 8 inch. Thanks for all your comments.

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    I have used 8 inch blocks...it's too big for a baby quilt but looks great with big prints on larger quilts.

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    I wondered if it would not be to big, but the 6 inch block in the baby quilt was nice and worked up relatively fast. Thanks.

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    Actually I think I am going to do this D9P, the Pinwheel Toss. I like pinwheels and I like how the D9P looks, figure it is a good combination. Decided to do the starting block 6 inches, the pinwheels will start at 9 inches to finish off at 6. Here is the address that has the directions to this quilt. Thanks again.

    http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/11/gu...heel-toss.html

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    take a piece of scrap like 10 inch and see how it comes out and then go from there
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    Love the Pin Wheel Toss judylg, thanks for the link!
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    Quote Originally Posted by judylg View Post
    Actually I think I am going to do this D9P, the Pinwheel Toss. I like pinwheels and I like how the D9P looks, figure it is a good combination. Decided to do the starting block 6 inches, the pinwheels will start at 9 inches to finish off at 6. Here is the address that has the directions to this quilt. Thanks again.

    http://www.sewwequilt.com/2011/11/gu...heel-toss.html
    What a cute pattern! Thanks for the link!

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    we have made our blocks 6 1/2 and just did two colors, comes out beautiful
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    To visualize different size DP9 blocks, I would get a picture of a full size quilt and then decide how large the DP9 would be - say 24" (using 8" blocks)(8"x3=24) and then blocks off with paper the extra blocks on the picture.
    This will give you an idea how the pattern would develop if the DP9 block was oarger than say 9" or so.
    Does this make sense?

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