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June 11, 2021
Nan’s Nine Patches 33, 34 from Virtual Quilter

Very, very interesting, but the middle looks a bit blank!

Not much in the middle, but it is better.

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May 10, 2021
Block Playtime 1 from Virtual Quilter

I got up a bit early this morning, and started playing with some pieced blocks in my personal block library. Made a few modifications to one of the blocks, which led to several more modifications. Amazing what I can do while waiting for the first coffee to kick in!

I even managed to add a second colouring of the block!

I am about to go and make a second coffee to go with breakfast … I wonder what I can do then!

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May 9, 2021
EQ 9x9s 83, 84 from Virtual Quilter

Very interesting design.

All the blocks are basic Nine Patch designs in a straight setting.

This project file is a long way from running out … I added three more designs when I picked these for today’s offering.

(Make that four, and if I play just a little while longer it will have 300 designs.)

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April 17, 2021
10 Plus Mods 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter


This project file uses ten 9 Patch blocks, with modifications to colour placement, with a few lines either deleted or ignored when placing the colours.

I prefer the second design today.

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April 16, 2021
Broken Wheel from Zarkadia Quilts

I don’t know about you, but this block has made my day. Back when I was a rookie quilter, I thought that this was a really complex quilt block, but the Broken Wheel quilt block is a piece of cake!

via Cindy's Antique Quilt
Cutting Instructions for the Union Square quilt block

Remember that FINISHED SIZE means the size it will be in a completed quilt. The measurements given already have the ¼ inch allowance included.

Finished Block Size

*SQ = Square/Squares

Cut 4 SQs from main fabric
Cut 1 SQ from background fabric
Cut 1 strip from ...

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April 13, 2021
Union Square from Zarkadia Quilts

Making this block was so fun, that I decided to make a new quilt with this block, honoring the history behind it. The perfect geometry and harmony behind it is really fascinating for me.

There are many alternative block named after the same quilt block name, but here I am making the original one.

via Katy Quilts
A Little bit of History

A variation of the “saw-tooth” (or some say the Bear Paw) patchwork, this lovely quilt was made for a bride-to-be and named “Union Square” because at that time there was a great deal ...

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March 4, 2021
EQ 9x9s 80, 81, 82 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting! Take some simple 9 Patch blocks, mix them up, add some narrow sashing, and it is interesting to see what happens.

Love the second one …

… and love the sentre of the last one too.

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December 3, 2020
A 9 Patch ‘n’ Apps Christmas 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

Another series of designs in Christmas colours which could be used all year.

I love the second design!

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October 15, 2020
Piecing Playtime 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

I like the first one.

Change it around a bit and I still like it.

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September 6, 2020
9 Patch Night Vision 8, 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

In this series I am trying to make it look like two blocks, created by choosing nine patch blocks with the corner squares solid, then adding a quarter of a four patch design to that corner square. The first design works well, but it would be a bit difficult to piece the two blocks into a quilt top.

The concept is not easy to see in the second design, partly because some blocks do not have the nine patch elements. I have just worked out that quilting lines could be used to show where the seams lines joining those nine ...

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March 13, 2020
9 Patch 'n' Apps 7×7 21, 22 from Virtual Quilter

I always enjoy adding quilting designs to virtual quilts … and wish I could quilt a real quilt as quickly as I can virtually quilt!

Doesn’t help my quilting speed that my prefered method of quilting is by hand!

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March 8, 2020
Red and White Quilts 43, 44 from Virtual Quilter

Interesting, and all those blocks are made with simple, straight seams.

Another interesting design, and though I am not a fan of red and white even if they are the local sporting colours, I really like it! Room for quilting os a bonus.

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March 7, 2020
Red, Black and White 9, 10 from Virtual Quilter

I keep finding little clumps of projects which have been shoved in a corner and forgotten. This project file is one of half a dozen found under a virtual stash of block drawing projects. All the blocks are basically pieced 9P blocks.

LOL! The seam lines look like I used white thread to piece everything together … something I would have to unpick in a real project, but it can be an advantage when sharing virtual designs as you can see the seam lines. But in the virtual world, we don’t always see the same thing on our screens!

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March 6, 2020
Nan's Nine Patches 29, 30 from Virtual Quilter

The first design today is a bit busy for my taste, but I do like it!

I love the second one, and I must try to turn those linked star blocks inside out, but I think there may be a problem with the corners!

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February 1, 2020
Virtual Challenge 2020 February from Virtual Quilter

Playing with Pieces

The challenge this month is to draw some 9 Patch blocks.

So, New Project—Horizontal setting. Give it a name you will recognise!

Open a New Block—Create Easy Draw Block..

Set up the grid initially for 3 x 3 squares, and 9 inches square.. If you set the size for a multiple of 3 then the grid will match the measurements of the block. However, this is not the most commonly used grid to draft 9 patch blocks.

Keep in mind that the block design can be used at any size, regardless of the drafting size ...

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June 25, 2019
Card Trick from Zarkadia Quilts

The Card Trick quilt block seems very, very difficult. I admit I was intimidated when I first saw it…But fear no more! The Quilt Codex has the solution.

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