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Disappearing 9 patch quilt

Lowena

Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:32:07 AM »
My first 2 offerings to Project Linus UK are to be a Disappearing 9 patch quilt and a 1/2 Log Cabin quilt, both using up fat quarters I already have.
The LC will be fine as it's strips and small squares, my query is about the DNP.
Is it better to use yardage and have all the 9 patch blocks the same? If each 9 patch block was made up of different fabrics would it just look a mess?
It's difficult to tell on Pinterest, but they mostly seem to use restricted fabrics  -<
I don't want to use sashing as the quilt will not be very big
Thank you  :ninja:
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 10:42:10 AM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

wrenkins

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 11:05:05 AM »
My first foray into disappearing nine patch started off well and became very busy very quickly.
I think a limited palette would be preferable. I'll keep mine because it was the first one I ever did but if I did it again I would certainly use more blendery type things. (sorry to be so technical...  :S).

BrendaP

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 11:10:20 AM »
Here are three of the nicest D9Ps on Pinterest. 

The first one has a random mix of fabrics in all colours
The second one has a random mix but the palette is restricted to pinks/greens
The third only has one pink fabric and one black fabric

They all work well because the coloured fabrics are balanced by plain white.  It's the contrast between the strong colours and the plain light which make them successful.


Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

rubywishes

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 11:23:54 AM »
more blendery

Man, I love a good technical term!!!! :loveit: 0_0

Good for you Lowie doing some quilts for Linus.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 11:29:55 AM by rubywishes »
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Vegegrow

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 12:45:27 PM »
This was my multi fabric disappearing 9 patch  I wanted a busy look as I prefer it to things that are too formal  :ninja:
"The only place where housework comes before needlework is in the dictionary." ~Mary Kurtz

Lowena

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 13:18:34 PM »
Thanks girls  :) I can see you're right Brenda I was hoping to avoid white ( or a significant amount of any one "background" colour ) but it looks like I'll have to have a rethink  -<
Well done Vege, that's lovely  <3
I wondered if I could get away with squares from lots of fabrics ( my remaining fqs ) but it would seem not. I knew, really that I would need a unifying factor but was hopeful of getting away with it  :|
 :ninja:
« Last Edit: June 17, 2017, 13:20:44 PM by Lowena »
Triumph of hope over experience :D

wrenkins

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 14:14:16 PM »
I'm fast learning that "lay outs" are set off best by a contrasting background. If you have more patterned fabrics, I'd tend to use a less intricate layout as it gets lost in the jumble. (jumble in this context is not a derogatory term...it's just the only one I can think of.)  :S

BrendaP

Re: Disappearing 9 patch quilt
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 14:26:20 PM »
I was hoping to avoid white ( or a significant amount of any one "background" colour )

It doesn't have to be white - could be lots of creams, or a mix of very pale pastels if the other fabrics are all strong colours. 

It's the contrast that you need.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/