Oh nine patch quilt….you seemed to simple to make and yet you’ve given me such a bad headache. What to do with you?

the final layout?

I think the best thing for me to do is to be content where I’m at now. I spent another day today making blocks, and I think I’ve been able to achieve a better balance of color and pattern with some of my original blocks. That’s a very good thing to me. There’s still something though that I can’t put my finger on that bugs me about it, but I can’t really figure it out. That’s why I’m going to call it good. At least, I think that’s the plan right now. We’ll see what happens in the next few days when I move onto sewing the top together.

And, to report–I ended up going to the Modern Quilt Guild meeting last night and was so glad to have gone. I had a really good time and I’m looking forward to going back next month! They’re a really nice group of people and I don’t think my awkwardness scared too many people away. (Although I won’t know that until next month.)

9 Thoughts on “56 blocks are probably enough

  1. I love it. It looks great!

  2. Babs on June 30, 2010 at 8:49 am said:

    It looks real coulorfully!
    Very nice!

  3. Nine patch is one of my favorite. Quick to make and looks great without much effort. I think it’s beautiful. Maybe it’s the darkest block that bothers you. Most are light and bright. Try taking out the darkest one and replacing with a brighter one??

  4. Andrea on June 30, 2010 at 12:42 pm said:

    I’m so glad you came! Trust me. . . no amount of awkwardess can scare me! You did great and I can’t wait to see you next month!

  5. I’m so glad that I finally got to meet you at the meeting! I’m so glad you came :)

  6. brigitte on July 5, 2010 at 10:49 am said:

    I really love it – it looks so bright and colourful.
    I like the fabrics very much – what line did you use for them?

  7. Love your nine patch blocks. Colors look great. Now I want to make one!

  8. This is BEAUTIFUL!! what wonderful colors. I love it JUST LIKE THIS. Are you going to use white sashing? I’m looking forward to seeing the end result.

  9. I know this post is from long ago but I just found your blog today. I love this quilt and I love both of the colors of the sashing that you were considering in another post. I think you just have to decide which look you are most attracted to. I love the scrappiness of this quilt. One thing that might make it look more balanced is if you alternate the lights and darks more regularly. For instance, where you have a block where the darks make up 5 of the 9 squares (the middle square and the four corners), alternate that block with one where the lights make up 5 of the 9 squares. You can mix this up somewhat to get a more interesting effect but overall it might look more balanced if you alternated blocks in this way. Just a suggestion. Don’t worry about how often you post. Do it when you feel it, or not. There are no blogging (or quilting) police! Happy Holidays!

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