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Nine patch or disappearing nine patch in shades of same color?

Old 08-24-2011, 06:27 PM
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Has anyone ever done a 9 patch in shades of the same color? Or a disappearing 9 patch in shades of the same color?

This probably sounds silly, but I am trying to figure out a small quilt...for my mother's cat...but I suppose that is beside the point. Mom really really only likes blue and has requested blue.

I have a great deal of trouble visualizing this...wondering about adding white.

Anyway...has anyone done this? Can I find pictures somewhere?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:31 PM
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I think shades of the same color, going from very pale to very dark would work well and be very striking. How does the cat feel about blue?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:36 PM
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It would be great in blues. I'm working on a similar quilt right now - shades of blue
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:37 PM
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Funny! Actually, the cat's eyes are blue....so she probably likes blue. This all came about because every time I take a quilt to show my mom...who is in assisted living, but they let her have her cat...the cat just jumps on the quilt and has a great time. Mom told me yesterday I ought to make Sassy a quilt.

Mom doesn't really like quilts, so this is as close as I can get to getting to make Mom a quit. :) (So why do I take my quilts to show to her??? Don't have an answer for that...hoping she will really like one, I guess.)
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:41 PM
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Maybe once you do a quilt for Sassy, then your Mom will want one to match!! :lol:
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:44 PM
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I think it would like great! I am personally fond of quilts with out to much contrast...think the sky and all of the different blues. I would use the disappearing nine patch rather than a plain 9 patch.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by QuiltE
Maybe once you do a quilt for Sassy, then your Mom will want one to match!! :lol:
that is what I was thinking...ehhhe
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Don't feel too strange abut making a quilt for the cat. I made two "cat mats" for our Spooky, because he was leaving black hair all over the place. He liked them a lot, right up until he realized we really, really wanted him to sleep on them. Now I can't get him anywhere near them. That's a cat for ya!

I have seen a truly awesome all-blue quilt here, as someone's avatar. Wish I could remember who it is. I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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Thanks for the encouragement. Going to my stash now to pick out my blues!!
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:53 PM
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Sassy with the blue eyes might be Siamese?

If so, then she'll surely want some velvet or corduroy for some soft texture. Fleece or flannel on the back of it would be ever so soft too.

Our cats love to lay on things that really contrast with their fur...it makes their beauty show more too.

Want to go all out for Sassy? Put some ribbons loops on the edges like for a baby... She'll probably play with them too.

You could also do some embroidery of fish, mice, birds etc to go with the whole kitty good life.

Enjoy and make your Mom smile with Sassy's quilt.
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