Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Pile of Strips

OK, we probably all have boxes looking something like this -- what a mess but ....
Look what they turned into - this is called a Split 9-Patch. The original idea is from Quiltville.com, but there are many variations arount the net, and Bonnie's version WAS my favorite, with the red/white in that position. I will keep the red/white constant, although I already ran out of that particular RED - I have others. First issue I am having is, what value should my darks be? Next issue is, 'should I go to the tans, browns, forest colors? or stick with blues, reds, etc., or shall I mix them up?

This is about one hours worth of work, with strips already cut, and I DID remember to do some stretching X's between working. (clarification) This is 4 blocks together, making one 12 inch block. I'm liking it!

13 comments:

Lynn said...

So anxious to see your split 9 patch. Like your controlled scrappy blocks.

Carol said...

love this block...but is the WHOLE thing 6 inches, meaning each of those squares and half square triangles finishes at 1 inch??? YIKES!

sewprimitive karen said...

Pretty and tiny block!

Joyce said...

I can't believe you made something that tiny with all those pieces!! I'd say mix it up. Scrap quilts should be scrappy.

Quilt Hollow said...

Now that is alot of squares but one gorgeous block!

FLO_rancher said...

The Nine Patch Split block is our Block of the month at guild in April...Though is done a little different with two rectangles instead of all squares. Love this block.
Take care sew peacefully DEB};o

*karendianne. said...

ELAINE! This is such a very cool making you have here. Wow! I love it. You're such a bounty of creative bliss, I tell ya!

jovaliquilts said...

It looks great, and I agree that the constant reds and whites in the same position is a good idea. But wow, so many small pieces! It'll be spectacular when you're done.

Vicki W said...

With the red constant, I think you can use lots of variety in your lights and darks. It will be a very striking quilt.

bingo~bonnie said...

I always love stopping by your blog to see what you're up to - and this block is a great one! Even for a swap project... oh but I've given up swapping for this year ;)

Can't wait to see yours come along. I think if it were me, I'd keep it close to what you have already... in the RWB family ;)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

julieQ said...

I really have been eying this project of Bonnie's...and there you are making those fun blocks!! I love it!! Great minds think alike? LOL!

Lori said...

I would use all colors--but then I usually do! Isn't it fun to make quilts out of leftover bits and pieces? Scrappy will always be my favorite quilts

The Calico Quilter said...

This is adorable. I think I would stick with red/white/blue.