Last week, I introduced you to the 9 patch blocks I am working with and asked my readers to share links to their own projects using 9 patches. Below are the links that I have received to date. All are wonderful uses of this versatile block.
Roslyn at Ros-the-Quilter wrote a special post to showcase her varied projects. The she found two more and wrote about those as well.
Barbara at Pointless Quilter has just finished a gorgeous double 9 patch in pinks and oranges. oh, I do so love orange.
Chumkie at My Favourite Things shows a Single Irish Chain. I had totally forgotten that was made with 9 patches.
Visiting these posts got me thinking about my previous quilts and wondering if I had any quilts or tops with these blocks. I did find three.
|Crib size, donated to a charity|
oh wait, now that I look closer, this is a 4 patch.
|Entered in a UFO show. Dozens of 9 patches that I swapped for in the late 1999 and early 2000.|
Yet to be made into a quilt or two. Most were from a 50 State Swap.
|Made with 1 1/2 inch squares, all 9 patches then put together to form the top.|
Can't recall the designer. yet to be quilted.
The second variation was made using 9 identical blocks cut as shown.
And sewn. This top is now finished, but I am saving them all for a grand unveiling when all the tops are completed.
Variation 3. this one I pieced two different blocks, both with the same fabrics but in different arrangements.
|I have 6 of each of these blocks and am yet to decide how to sash and border them.|
I thought that before I sewed all 44 fans, I better sew a test to ensure my seam allowance was accurate. Imagine my surprise to find that the blades had be cut inaccurately. I placed a 12 1/2 inch square up ruler over the fan and you can see how much is extending outside at the top of the arc. That's more than an inch. That is not acceptable for what was sold as a die cut kit. The kit is from a company called QuiltKing Products in Liberty, Kentucky. I have sent them a letter of inquire to find out what happened in the making of these kits and how they plan to correct this error. I have over 240 wrongly die-cut blade pieces. It's been 5 days and I haven't heard back from them. If I don't hear from them by the end of the week, I'll send them another message. Will have an update for you next week.
Lucky for me, I have a template by Bethany Reynolds for a 6 blade, 15 degree angle fan blade. I used that to re-cit 6 blades. I then sewed another fan and have laid t upside down on top of the first fan i sewed. At the bottom left you can see the little purple wedge. That is how much too big the die-cut blades are.
Has any one else had this sort of problem with die-cut kits? If so, what was the response of the company that you dealt with? Even though I bought this kit years ago, the company should still offer me a full replacement as the kit was defective.
Tami at Just one More Thing, finished the doll quilts that she started with her sister and mother last week.