Thursday, October 9, 2008

DOUBLE NINE PATCH

The Nine Patch is a great, easy block and the Double Nine Patch is even better!  I decided to make a quilt for DS#3 and DIL because when they got married, I only made them a small 60" square throw because I was relatively new at quilting.  Since then I have made both DS#1 & DS#2 large bed quilts, so I thought I better get one made for DS#3.  My DIL loves reproductions, so I picked them mostly.  I need 80 of the small 9-patches and I have most of them finished.  They are coming tomorrow, so I wanted to be able to show my DIL that I have been working on it!  :-)

Here are 3 of the double nine patches put together.
Here's my sewing machine where I am chain stitching.
I just finished a quilt for my GS who is turning 13 in November.  He wanted a new quilt for his bed (since they moved into a bigger house) and he also loves "old things" so is getting a quilt made with reproduction fabrics with a pillowcase to match the backing and border.

4 comments:

a good yarn said...

The simplest blocks usually have the most impact. Yours are terrific Ruth and will make a charming quilt.

The quilt for your grandson is very nice indeed - I like the colour combination.

Cheers, Ann

StitchinByTheLake said...

I love nine patches for their simplicity and for their ability to let me use up my scraps! blessings, marlene

Elaine Adair said...

9-patches are soooo versatile! Right now, I am studying a quilt book featuring only 9-patches! Interesting timing. AND... I have a 9-patch unfinished quilt top in my closet, waiting for inspiration.

Hanne said...

Your double 9patch quilt is gorgeous !