This month the Faith circle is making a quilt for a 13-year-old girl who was impacted by the flooding in Australia. One of our circle members (Kristy of Handmade Retro) lives in Australia, so she has designed and will do the finishing on our February quilt. She called for a disappearing nine patch block in a fresh, springy color scheme.
Here are my original nine patch blocks. I pulled from scraps, including some pretty charms that Ruth had sent me with my orders. It's fun to see how the blocks change when they're sliced and re-assembled in the called for design.
This block is called the "disappearing" nine patch since you typically sash the blocks in the same solid that now sits at two corners of each block. The corner squares will disappear into the sashing.
I'm also a member of the Love circle of do. Good Stitches. You may remember that I am designing our project this month, so I made some wonky star blocks in red, pink and white earlier in February as examples for my team. My friends have been hard at work! Their blocks are now flaunting their loveliness in our Flickr group. Here are a few:
|1. by Ara Jane 2. by Lee of Freshly Pieced 3. by Angela of Cut to Pieces 4. by Lee of Freshly Pieced 5. by Melanie of Texas Freckles 6. by Ara Jane|
I really desired variation, and I have not been disappointed. I can't wait to get all 20 blocks together! It's going to be so fun to play with!
If you are a modern quilter interested in joining up with us to do some good, please read more about do. Good Stitches in our Flickr Group description and consider joining our wait list via the New Members Form. I'll be contacting some lovely peeps on the wait list quite soon!