Irish Nine Patch – 9P

Over the last few weeks I have been playing with the traditional Double Irish Chain design, by using the two blocks in non traditional ways.

I have also played with Nine Patch, the basic nine patch block made up with nine squares a couple of times, including yesterday.

By adding alternate plain squares to the basic Nine Patch you get Single Irish Chain.

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There are several other ways of arranging light and dark fabrics within the Nine Patch block to give different efffects over the quilt top. I used one of them in some of the basic Nine Patch quilt designs I have used here already, just look back to yesterday’s post again. Note that both light and dark squares within the block can be scrappy, providing there is a good contrast between the light and dark fabrics.

What if ………. I select some of the possible light/dark variations

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……….. and I play with these very basic, simple blocks?

Another Electric Quilt project file with nearly 200 quilt designs. I won’t show them one at a time over the next 6 months with the exclusion of everything else, but I will mix them up with other designs.

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OK, I admit these couple of variations don’t stand out as being wonderful inovative designs, so you will have to hang around for a while to see some of the more interesting ones. If nothing else they will all use up a lot of scraps quickly and easily. And if you have a lot of light scraps the quilting will be a standout!

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I am not going to ask you to ask me for permission to use these designs, but if you do use them you owe me a photo. Thank you in advance!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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