Our stashes are overflowing, and maybe you need some inspiration. Good New! Allison from Cluck, Cluck, Sew shares with us her 9 Patch Bits and Pieces Quilt. Nicely sized and well proportioned, this 36″ x 45″ quilt will be versatile for a toddler or baby. Do you have some bright colors in your stash? When was the last time you made a nine patch? Allison provides great pictures and instructions for you to complete this quilt. She even shows close up pictures of nesting seams.
Do you have darker colors? This size quilt will also work as a table topper for your kitchen table. Imagine it in Civil War fabrics, such as, dark blue, brown, and creams. Allison uses a strip piecing technique to make her 9 patch. If you were avoiding the project because you did not want to sew together 2″ squares you can rest easy. The strip piecing technique will go along much faster.
Here is Allison’s close up of nesting seams. This technique will help your blocks match together perfectly.
Just My Opinion
I find the more seams I have the less likely they turn out well when pressing to just one side. Pressing them open makes the block lay flatter and I get a better accuracy in the block size. I like to use Best Press for pressing all my seams. Not having to contend with sticky starch flakes after pressing makes Best Press the most reliable and versatile.