I love nine patch quilts and have been wanting to make a double nine patch for quite awhile. My original plan was to make a scrappy one, but then I saw this fabric and decided to just do a simple one with four fabrics. The fabric is Moda’s Wintergreen by 3 Sisters. The nine patches are going to be red and tan. I have two black fabrics for alternate blocks, setting triangles and the border. My original plan was to use the large black print for the alternate blocks and outer border and use the small print for the setting triangles. The blocks will be set on point and as I was cutting the fabric I saw that the large print is directional and has flower stems and birds. I think it might bother me to have these directional elements going in the wrong direction. I’m really bummed because I had a certain plan in my head and I’m not sure it’s going to work out.
I cut a few blocks of both fabrics and auditioned them.
Since it’s such a simple quilt, the fabric will really make or break it. I guess I’ll do a little more piecing and then decide, but right now I sure like the large print better.
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