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9-patchtastic

May 2nd, 2009

9-patchtastic
Wanting an outdoor shot for my latest Moda Bake Shop project, my plan was to finish my quilt and then snap a shot later for a banner. And then it happened. The sun came out to play. Occasionally it stops raining in Oregon.  And when it does… I have to grab my stuff, my camera… and shoot fast.  No time for quilting and binding, dangit… the sun is out.
The SUN is OUT.
太陽は外である!
Il sole è fuori!!!!!
¡El sol está afuera!
Le soleil est dehors!
THE. SUN. IS. OUT!!!
Die Sonne ist draußen!
- …. .   … ..- -.   .. …   — ..- -
I love writing in swoosh formation.
9-patchtastic
On my back porch… my dogs/cats are mystified at what I’m up to as they watch from behind the sliding glass door. They are jealous they never get to play with my cloth apples. They watched as I made them last winter - certain I was making toys for them.
9-patchtastic
Of course it would be wrong, wrong, wrong to post these pics on MBS since the apples are made from my scarps and not Moda pre-cuts. But I don’t want my sunshine and super sat-n-happy colors to go to waste, either.   So I will plant them here on my blog.  If you check out my 9-patchtastic project at MBS… you never saw these apples, k.

This easy 9-patch method makes for a perfect retreat or group project. Less thinkie - more talkie, more snackie, more laughie. Any size square of fabric can be used, as long as you trim up your square so that it can be divided equally into thirds. Example:
17¼” square ÷ 3 = 5¾” (finished 9-patch = 15¾”)
9″ square ÷ 3 = 3″ (finished 9-patch = 7½”)
7½” square ÷ 3 = 2½” (finished 9-patch = 6″)
9-patchtastic
And then it went back to rain.
And they lived happily ever after.
Wet.
But happy.

Edited in 4/4/09: Thanks for the nice comments and emails about the apples. I wish I had a pattern for those asking for one, but I have none (yet!). I just whipped the apples up with no thought or notes. Kinda like when I bake - I have no idea how much flour, butter and sugar I used either. Gulp.

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43 Responses

  1. The fabulous Jane Weston allegedly said:

    Living here in the UK I have the same problem with the weather. I completely understand!

    Love the pics…they look wonderful…very sunny :o) And the 9 patch quilt is beautiful.



  2. The fabulous sewfunky allegedly said:

    I may just have to make the 9 patch quilt myself - very cute! :)



  3. The fabulous Katy allegedly said:

    Jeez, that’s hello betty, right? I knew I needed some of that. That is one beautiful quilt!



  4. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    Have to say again WOOOOOOOOOOONDERFUL!!! Such yummy eye candy :-)!!! And what apples ?!



  5. The fabulous Sarah Fielke allegedly said:

    Those apples are so cute!



  6. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    Again, you WOW me…I left a comment on MBS page..



  7. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Isn’t Mother Nature fickle??? Of course your project is genius! First saw it on MBS, loved it there and love it here. Thanks for the equations, I am not much for the math part of any project.



  8. The fabulous Gina allegedly said:

    I have a sad confession: I read my blog subscriptions first thing in the morning, before I’ve even put my glasses on. Today, with my face scrunched up against the laptop screen, I knew I would have to make this. Thankfully my sewing cabinet is next to my bed and I started cutting and measuring before my body could realize that sleep time was over. Thanks for awakening that itch in me to sew! These are fun and easy, just like you said. Great design. =)



  9. The fabulous rachel allegedly said:

    wet, but happy.
    hahahaha.

    i left you a real highly important question over in the mbs comments section…i’ll need your response IMMEDIATELY.

    :D



  10. The fabulous Linda B allegedly said:

    I really love the apples, and you are right, they go so nicely with the quilt. Guess I’d better get myself over to MBS>



  11. The fabulous Anne Heidi allegedly said:

    Oh how cute, I love them all!! And the sun was very sweet to come out so you could shoot those wonderful pictures!



  12. The fabulous cindy allegedly said:

    So cute and bright. I love sun in Oregon. I love Oregon! :) I’m glad the sun came out for you. The pictures are great. I would have liked to see the pups in your pictures. That would have made them perfect. :) Give your fur babies pets from me, and your darling honey a hug. I hope his knee is doing fine. You can give your wonderful kid a hug too. :)



  13. The fabulous Natalie allegedly said:

    You made such happy quilt I think the sun got curious and had to come out to see it!



  14. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Love the apples and the quilt. 9 patches make such great quilts. YOU make such great quilts.



  15. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Very Cute Miss M! (Or is that Miss Z?) You always make the best, happy stuff — the sun shines, even if it’s raining!



  16. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! I’ll send you some of my New Mexico sunshine and my little sunburn that goes along with it:(



  17. The fabulous Mal* allegedly said:

    Your tutorial and quilt sealed the deal for me — I really must do a big 9-patch something. I also have this recurring fantasy about living in Oregon — maybe we should talk?

    Lovely photos, lady.



  18. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Wow, I love that 9-patch technique! Cute stuff!



  19. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    I saw the nine patch at Moda Bake Shop….but I never saw the apples!



  20. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    Love your Moda Bakeshop quilt…and yes the photo is gorgeous outside! Oh…and I won’t tell anyone about those apples!



  21. The fabulous Kim allegedly said:

    Very cute quilt! And apples, too. I just bought a charm pack of Snippets last week. I’m so ready!



  22. The fabulous Kim P allegedly said:

    Love your project.. will there be a print friendly button added to MBS for your tutorial?



  23. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    ADORABLE as always Monica!



  24. The fabulous Laurie Miller allegedly said:

    I’m glad you ran out and made these photos happen during that tiny window of sunshine! They look great, I love the nine patch and the apples. They look great in the sun!!!



  25. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Its so cute I could just cry. Seriosly the sun and your great photography. Yummy.

    No sun here, weird.



  26. The fabulous Happy Harris allegedly said:

    Hello honey…thanks for dropping by my blog and congratulating me, it is very much appreciated :) I wish I could get around to say hello more often, but you know how it is :( ….I love your quilt and lovely apples! Happy colours eh! don’t we just love ‘em!

    I hope the sun keeps shining for you honey xx

    Love Happy xx



  27. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    okay love the nine patch but LOVE the apples! going to make some just because i love yours so much!



  28. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    Such a gorgeous quilt Monica! I love it and want one of my own. And the apples!! They are so fruiten’ cute. (haven’t heard that one in awhile) Sun.Rain.Sun.Rain…. gotta love our Oregon weather. x’s an o’s to my always inspiring friend.



  29. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    SO CUTE! We had rain this weekend in California, oddly enough. The place it “never” rains!



  30. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    OOOHHH, that is too cute! Especially, dem apples!!!!! Love it all.
    Nice to see you got a bit of the ol’ sol!!
    Miss you!



  31. The fabulous rose allegedly said:

    No tutorial for those apples? Love them and the nine patch. I’m really going to have to do one of those, I keep seeing them and they are so simple but so great :)



  32. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    Are you going to Sisters? The Calico family has their plane tickets & hotel reservations!



  33. The fabulous Mary allegedly said:

    Love both the quilt and the apples. When I first scrolled down and saw the apples, it appeared they were … like … gigantic apples … like you could sit on them. A few more scrolls and it all made sense.

    But I won’t deny that it was fun to think I could sit on them.



  34. The fabulous Shawn allegedly said:

    Less thinkie - more talkie, more snackie, more laughie ~ Love that Monica, now I’ll have to make another 9patch after I finish crazymoms.



  35. The fabulous Nan allegedly said:

    As always, CUTE, CUTE, and MORE CUTE!!! How did you know I’ve been having a rekindled romance with Mr. 9 Patch? I think the 9 patch has been rather neglected of late - you’ve made it cool again!
    The apples are wonderful, you talented girl, you!



  36. The fabulous Paula Carroll allegedly said:

    Great pattern…. I would love to down load it.
    Please include printer friendly version. Thanks



  37. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Love the post.
    Love the quilt.
    Love the apples.
    Love the weather.
    Love to write swooshy.



  38. The fabulous Kathy allegedly said:

    I saw the quilt on the Moda Bake Shop website which brought me to your blog. I love this quilt. By chance I just bought the Moda Snippets used in the quilt and I need to make a baby quilt, and thanks to you, now I know what I’m going to make. Your assembly instuctions are genius! Thanks so much. Love your blog!



  39. The fabulous threeundertwo allegedly said:

    I just loved this 9-patch pattern when I saw it on the bake shop site! So clever.

    Congratulations on being in the book - looks like a good read.



  40. The fabulous theungourmet allegedly said:

    What a lovely blog you have here! I found you over on Farm Chicks. It’s nice to find a fellow Oregonian!

    I love those apples, they are just adorable and what a great day at the coast!

    It’s nice to meet you! Have a great week!



  41. The fabulous Carolyn allegedly said:

    Lovely photos! I love this project. Adding it to my list…. :)



  42. The fabulous Apryl allegedly said:

    love the apples.. and though I can’t say my sewing is great my baking is of the throw it all together and give it a whirl.. and write the recipe later sort of thing..



  43. The fabulous val allegedly said:

    the quilt is beautiful and those apples look delicious!



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