My Quilty Kitty, Mina, and I have been working on using up the rest of the blue and yellow and green fabric. We made valances, two king pillow shams and even covered an old lampshade.
After that we still had a pile of fabric. So I decided to see how many 3.5 inch squares I could cut to make a lap size Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt. I also pulled a few fat quarters in similar colors left from another project out of a drawer to add to this stash.
After cutting and sewing, I have made 52 Nine Patch Blocks, all with a yellow center block. Then I cut then into quarters.
Now I am re-assembling them into D9P Blocks. This pattern lends easily uses up scrap squares to make very scrappy quilts. This is also an easy way to use up extra pre-cut charm squares, too. Sometimes a neutral background fabric to the squares. I have also seen planned D9P quilts using only three fabrics that have resulted in a very different look.
There are several good tutorials out there for this easy pattern and many variations. Here is a how-to site with some interesting links that I have had bookmarked and have used before.
More piccies of my quilty stuff coming soon.
Mina is still snoozing but my sewing machine is calling to me!