Yesterday was clean the Studio day and finishing up the Peppermint Posie Quilt top. It's now a top and stored away for quilting later in the year. Okay I don't know about you but when my hands start fondling fabrics the quilty wheels start turning. After hours of fabric straightening and fondling a plan was set in motion at around midnight.
I wish I could remember where and when this cute little charm pack came into my possession.
Charm packs are a great way to see all the fabrics in a line without committing to a large quantity. They're also a great for a design challenge.
So let me back up a little in this story. As I cleaned yesterday I was also having an email conversation with Barbara over at Wonttobequilter. She's working on a scrappy nine patch...SWOON! I love scrappy and nine patches. Here's a few quilts I've made using nine patches and scrap 2.5 squares.
I'm sure if I dug deeper into the picture files I could find more because the nine patch is a go-to block I've made several times. Anyway....here's a sneaky peaky at my Barbara inspired nine patches from a charm pack. The nine patches will be set on point with some applique in the body and border of the quilt. Of course I had to pull some yardage from the stash(shown in the first picture of this post). A tip for working with charm packs and making nine patches....Reduce the seam allowance, instead of a scant I'm using a super scant so they can be squared up later.
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