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Radical nine patch

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? I had 12 nine patch blocks left from a previous project. They felt a bit boring but having read about cutting and inserting contrasting strips I thought I would give it a go.

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What are you most proud of? That otherwise pretty boring nine patch blocks now have a pretty contemporary look.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You may need to cut the finished block much smaller than you expected. The wider the inserted strips the more you may have to trim the block. Sounds strange but I found this to be the case when I wanted the first insert to line up on each side of the second insert. The crosses in the border panels do not line up because I was not able to trim the strips. I had already cut them the finished size before deciding to insert more strips. Several of these crosses do not line up very well. - Not that it really matters in this project.

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Great idea to liven up those blocks, very "Gwen Marsden". The first time I tried wonky blocks I had a hard time giving up control, but the results were so good that I ended up liking the technique.

11/20/2012 Flag

That's the same feeling I had. So glad I tried it.

11/20/2012 Flag

Love this idea and so inventive. Thanks for sharing:)))

11/20/2012 Flag

I am now looking for more orphan blocks i can slash. :-)

11/20/2012 Flag

I made a little quilt for my nephew using slashing the blocks were called 'pick up sticks' it was fun to do but a little scary! I might try it on some 9 patches myself:)

11/21/2012 Flag

The radical nine patch you made really added the zip those blocks needed. Yes, they are so eye-catching. It is so neat that you can be so free with the rotary cutter, isn't it! Very nice quilt!

02/22/2014 Flag