Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tuesday Archives--Nine-Patch Quilts

Val's Quilting Studio

Val is hosting the Tuesday Archives posts over at Val's Quilting Studio, and this week's theme is nine-patch quilts. The idea is to link up an old blog post that fits the theme. I love nine-patch quilts, and I have made quite a few of them over the years. Since I don't really have any blog posts featuring them, I searched through my photos to find a few to share with you.

Nine-patch quilts are a favorite of mine because of the beautiful effects that can be made with this very simple unit. As you can see, I love making quilts with gradations of color and/or value. I agonize over my fabric selections until I am happy with the blend of colors. Enjoy the mini quilt show!

Volcano Island 2001
pattern is "Blooming Nine-Patch" from the book
Tradition with a Twist by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone

Evergreen 2009
variation on the pattern "Trip Squared"
from the book Batik Beauties by Laurie Shifrin

Over the Rainbow Disappearing Nine-Patch 2011
Radiant Sunshine and Shadow quilt for Mom 2011
from the book by the same name
by Helen Frost and Catherine Skow

"Blazing Hidden Nine-Patch"
top made 2001, quilt finished 2012
pattern is "Atlanta Commons" from the book
101 Nine-Patch Quilts by Marti Michell
I can't even begin to choose a favorite of these quilts. Each one is very special to me. I look forward to checking out all the other nine-patch quilt posts at Val's Quilting Studio. 

Julie in GA


  1. You are amazing. Your quilts are beautiful and the 9 patches so well planned. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  2. Julie - all of those are stunning. Wow!

  3. All of that with 9 patches? Pretty amazing. All of them are spectacular, but my favorite is Volcano Island, love the colors. The gradation is just about perfect.


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