After I made the
Brown Quilt Cinnamon Bars (Thanks to Preeti at Sew Preeti Quilts for the great name) I still had lots of a solid beige material left. As it was near Christmas I wanted something easy to sew with that fabric. I just needed to figure out how to add color so that I’d enjoy making a quilt using it.
My go to is always small squares and I seem to have never ending supply of 2 and 2.5 inch squares. Seriously those little things breed when I’m not looking. So I thought why not make nine patches with neutrals and bright colors and set them with that beige fabric as the background? I liked the idea and started sewing. Before I knew it I had around 100 4.5″ nine patches made. What can I say I got in the groove!
So there I was with length of solid beige fabric and a pile of 9 patches and still no plan
Quilt Top #1
I went into the stash boxes to see what coordinating material I had. I found a decent sized piece of beige children’s fabric. Where it came from I have no idea, but it was big enough to back a small quilt.
After a bit of thought, I came up with the idea to put the 9 patch blocks on point and alternate them with the solid beige fabric like this:
And here it is quilted and bound:
Quilt top #2
To use up the rest of the colorful nine patches and some more of the beige material this simple quilt top was also made.
I kept it simple by just adding sashing at 2″ wide and 2″ cornerstones (unfinished). The borders are 5″ wide unfinished. The nine patches do add color to the beige. Right now it isn’t quilted or bound but that will happen, hopefully shortly.
These two quilts used up 99 of the 100 nine patch blocks I made. Before I got any ideas about making more nine patches I got out the seam ripper. The block was deconstructed and I returned the squares to the box of 2″ squares.
I have more of that beige fabric left probably a little over 2 yards…