Friday, January 4, 2019

More Memoire 9-Patches

As is normal for me, I am working on making a quilt without a pattern. I do this often, and this usually does not pose a problem for me, with the exception that I never know if I have cut enough of things or have I estimated fabric amounts accurately enough to complete the project.

Great unknows!

In the case of the current project, I believe I am going to be fine. I had a fat quarter pack of Memoire a Paris fabric and several yards of the background. I started by cutting 2 strips off each fat quarter - 14 fqs x 2 strips = 28 strips cut at 2.5 inches. Then I cut enough 2.5-inch strips of the background to make as many 9-patches as possible with those 28 floral strips. Below are the results - 38 9-patch blocks that stitched up just as easy as can be.

My plan is to set them together with alternating background blocks, and (after doing some math,) I realize I need many more 9-patches.

And to that end I have repeated the exact same cuts from all the fabrics, and will begin stitching those this afternoon. Before too long, I will have 76 9-patches, and that will likely be too many, but oh well. I am sure I will find a use for any extras.

I hope your new year is off to a rousing start! I am completely satisfied with my first project of the year, and already find myself thinking about the next one. I love starts!

Happy Quilting, Friends!


  1. Hi Jayne! Those fabrics remind me of Liberty of London prints. They always do those tiny florals. Your nine patch project is going to be gorgeous.


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