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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Nine Patch Project

Join us in our Nine Patch Project!  A group of friends who own shops are getting together and doing a Nine Patch Project - basically Karen Montgomery is doing all the work and so far the rest of us are just coasting along on her coattails!  LOL 

This is what's going on.  Starting today, everyday you make a Nine Patch Block from your stash.  Just one block.  WE CAN DO THIS!  At the end of the summer, we'll post patterns for you to put your blocks together.  You can do your blocks totally scrappy, with a color theme, kind of controlled scrappy - your quilt, your stash, your blocks.  The goal is to use up some of your stash, no rules, no one will be checking up on you to see if you made your block today and you can do it the way you want.  What could be easier???

Here's directions from Karen:
If you want to make the 6 inch finished size you will be making your blocks using nine squares that are cut 2 1/2 inches. Stitch those squares together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, in three rows of three. Press the seams in the top and bottom rows toward the center block. Press the seams in the center row away from the center block. Stitch the rows together, your seams should nest. Your finished block should measure 6 1/2 inches including the seam allowance. That's it. Sleep and repeat, every day until mid August.

Want to join the fun?  We'll be providing simple setting directions for your blocks at the end of the summer.  You can do this.  I can do this. 

Ok, it's the first day and my first block is not going to get made - what a start!  However, tomorrow I'll make two blocks and the quilt police will NOT be coming to call.  You can make 7 blocks every Saturday!  The goal is one block a day till mid August - how you get there is up to you BUT DIG INTO YOUR STASH AND JOIN US!

Join us on Facebook and post your progress and pictures!  ://www.facebook.com/pages/9-Patch-Project/116885848345468?v=wall&ref=ts

Till next time.

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