Puzzled Nines

Puzzled Nines

Ready for a less traditional quilt? Ready to move beyond a block and sashing set?

Learn to work with random shapes and make it fit together. This quilt can be as scrappy as you are comfortable with. Come Play with fabric and find where it will take you.

One day class for center of quilt.
Borders separate one day class.

1 Day Supply List:
* Lots of focus fabrics cut in random shapes
* Numerous 9-patch blocks-it takes many!
* Some type of portable design wall - A must have!

Free standing portable-Cheryl Anns Design Wall available 54 inch or 72 inch square - $90-$130

My favorite to attatch to wall is Wonderwall comes in two sizes
54" x 54" approx.  - $19.95
54" x 72" approx. -  $23.95

Available mail order from Quiltmaker in Napa 707-252-6793

Possible alternative is old flannel backed vinyl tablecloth

If you plan to sew:
Sewing machine and supplies: rotary cutter, matt, ruler fabric
Always for a full day workshop - chocolate

Click link to print 1Day Supply List

Cutting Sheet:
Basic Cutting of random squares or rectangles
Finished sizes could be 3 x 3,3 x 6,6 x 9, 12 x 12
Red and black quilt had 15 x 21
Any combination in multiples of 3
To Finished size add 1/2 inch seam allowance. Example 3 x 3 cuts at 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Note: you can cut multiples out of a few fabrics or cut each shape from a different fabric

Problem: If finished size is 6 x 9 it would include one complete flower and cut second flower in half.
Solution: If whole flower would finish 5 x 9,
Cut at 5 1/2 x 9 1/2. Need to add to focus block that inch we are short. One solution: cut strip 1 1/2 x 9 1/2 and sew on one side (A)
Alternate solution: cut 1 1/2 inch squares and sew together checkerboard fashion and add to one side. (B)

(C) shows a focus block additionally cut 2 inches short on bottom with 2 rows of checker boards added.

* Problem: Desgins in print too close together can't cut one out with out getting part of next design. Add small pieces of fabric and 'flip over ' to cover unwanted part of design.

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