What a fun way to spend a Saturday...learning something new...playing with fabric...Yippee! The first block in Sew Mama Sew's celebration of February as Quilting Month is the nine patch and its variations. I chose the Disappearing Nine Patch. It looked like something I could handle and a block with lots of possibilities. I pulled out these fat quarters that I got at a 99 cent after Christmas sale and a couple of solids.
I used the tutorial on Helen's blog. Thanks Helen! Cut lots of 4 inch squares for the 9 patch blocks. I found after sewing the first block that it wasn't the 11 inch square that it should have been, so I spent some time playing with getting that perfect scant quarter inch seam. I think I may have been successful. The rest of the blocks were just about perfect. I'm learning!
I've finished 6 of them so far. I have more fabric....maybe enough for another 6 blocks. I'm going to make a few more later tonight...practice makes perfect. Maybe I'll have this technique down by the time I finish. It's interesting how the fabrics play together in these blocks. Maybe this could be a baby quilt.