I don’t remember where I saw this first, but I really liked the look and the simplicity of it. So I gave it a whirl and I’m very happy.
In the beginning, there was a basic nine patch block.
Next, I boldly cut it into quarters.
Then, I rotated and rearranged until I was pleased with the layout. Finally, I sewed the quarter sections together, and voila! A very pretty quilt block.
I have about 9 more blocks partially pieced into nine-patches. I’m still deciding whether to do each final block the same or try to randomize the arrangement. I’m also still deciding why I’m doing this in the first place. I could make it a baby quilt for our new little one, but maybe there are too many floral prints for a baby boy? Or maybe a lap quilt for me? Nothing bigger than that, though…or it’ll never get done.
BTW, the fabrics are mostly Katie Jump Rope and Ginger Blossom, with a few random prints from my stash thrown in to get a scrappy look.