Just a little scrappy disappearing nine patch quilt to help reduce my stash of scraps. I have actually never done this block before, but it was pretty fun! Once again, you will see that I have kept my scraps pretty orderly – I tend to lean toward color blocks. One day I really need to mix it all up, if my OCD can handle it!
I am pretty organized as a whole and will prepare my scraps using my Accquilt Go! The processes starts with 4″ squares which I place into ziploc bags by color. Once I get as many as I can, I move down to 2″ squares.
Putting the nine patch blocks together
I love my design wall, it is not the largest, but it helps me visualize the designs I am working on. The scrappy disappearing 9 patch fit for the most part.
When doing rows that need to be kept orderly, I like to use a pants hanger and let it wait for me over a door. There is nothing worse than putting together rows in a quilt only to find out they were in the wrong order or upside down! The other element to this is taking a picture of the rows on my design wall. The visual along with the orderly way they are stored help to avoid frustration. You know what I mean!
All Pieced together
You can see how the colors play well with the white on white squares. Not quite a chain, but enough for interest. I just wasn’t sure I was in love with how they met up. For this reason, I decided to add sashing.
I decided to go with a very open and airy pattern so that the quilt didn’t have that densely-quilted feel. I really love how it turned out, and I was excited to show it off to my fellow quilters at the Johnson County Quilt Guild Meeting.
Are scrap quilts intimidating? Sometimes it can be overwhelming to look at a big bag of scraps and wonder how I will ever get through it all! What helps me is to use my Accquilt Go! to pare down the scraps into manageable shapes.
How about some other, fun scrappy quilts?