Little 9-Patch Blocks on Point

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While I am working on getting all the pieces for the sunflowers cut out and ready to stitch, I haven’t been stitching much. But last night I felt like doing some simple stitching for a little while, so added the triangles to four of the 3″ 9-patch blocks which haven’t been worked on since last fall.

They’re a quick stitch by hand to add the triangles and turn them into 4.25″ blocks, so I may just work on these for a few nights while I continue cutting the shapes for the sunflowers. I know I’m going to love this quilt top when it’s finished, so I’m going to try to keep working on these more regularly.

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It takes only a few seconds to grade the seams and the little blocks press perfectly.

The reason I’m cutting the sunflower shapes by hand? I printed my templates with the lightest ink colours that I could comfortably see … for hand piecing, that is. When it comes to rotary cutting them, the ink colours are a bit too light. But that’s okay. I don’t mind cutting the shapes for a few sunflowers each night. Once I get this batch of them cut, I will remember this for the next set I print and will choose ink colours based on how easy it will be to see the lines when rotary cutting rather than when hand piecing.

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“Birdwatching.”

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The cardinals and some sparrows out on the roof garden have been keeping Baxter entertained.

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9 thoughts on “Little 9-Patch Blocks on Point

  1. Has it been that long since you worked on those little blocks? Well, well……doesn’t seem like it, that’s for sure. Baxter, does that make you a twitcher?

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  2. O what cheerful little blocks. I’m new to your blog so this may be a dumb question but why do you hand piece the 9 patches? The pressing on the back side is amazing.
    Didi

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  3. I too love these blocks, I drew and colored a copy of your on point lay out and have it in my idea notebook. I even bought the jewel tone batik fabrics over a year ago. You always inspire me, thank you.

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