Great news – our heating will be fixed by 7th February, so not too long to wait now.
The house has been so cold this last week I haven’t been able to do much as my hands won’t function in this much cold.
This weeks quilt idea – Disappearing 9 patch using layer cake (10″) squares. 36 for the quilts below. with 1 and 7/8th yards (1.72m) for a 6″ border (cut into 2 x 6 1/2″ by 56 1/2″ and 2 x 6 1/2″ by 68 1/2″, for the quilt without sashing and for the quilt with sashing cut 2 x 6 1/2″ by 64″ and 2 x 6 1/2″ by 76″. These long border strips will need piecing to achieve the required length). With sashing the quilt is 75 1/2″ square and without it is 68″ square.
If sashing the fabric needed is 1 and 1/4 yards (1.15m). This will need to be cut into 2″ strips, then sub cut into 20 x 2″ by 14 1/2″ and 5 x 2″ by 64″ strips (the longer lengths will need to be pieced)
The basic principle is to make a simple 9 patch from 9 of the layer cakes, in this case 4 times. Working on one 9 patch at a time, measure the width of the centre square and then cut it in half across the centre horizontally and vertically, making 4 blocks. Repeat this with the remaining three 9 patches – you will have 16 blocks altogether. Now rearrange them to suit you, add sashing if you want and a border or not.
I have included below some arrangements I have considered.
This first one is the basic 9 patch without any sashing or slicing up.
Basic sliced up with sashing.
Arrangement 2 with sashing
Arrangement 3 with sashing
Arrangement 4 with sashing
Arrangement 5 with sashing
I know there are many more…..
That’s all for this week, thank you for dropping by, until next week…. x