Monday, July 25, 2016

New Book - I Love 9-Patches - Coming Soon!

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 I Love 9-Patches

I'm delighted to be part of another group of talented designers who were asked to participate in this fun book of projects by Martingale. Everybody loves 9-patches because of their simplicity, but also because of their versatility. So many great ideas jammed into one book!  Other designers contributing to the book include Sherri Falls, Kimberly Jolly, Tammy Vonderschmitt and Kari Carr.




I designed my 9-patch quilt last summer during baseball season as my husband was glued to the TV watching the Kansas City Royals. They were having a wonderful year and excitement was building as the summer rolled on. Robert, my quilt piecers, the grankids, were all holding their breath in anticipation of the World Series in the fall. It was baseball fever everywhere! Happily, the Royals went on to win the championship. My quilt celebrates the elusive triple play in baseball with 3 sizes of 9-patches in lights and darks. Strategically placed red squares in the large 9-patches create a path around the bases surrounding nine red-framed 9-patches for the game's 9 innings. The three blocks in the center represent three strikes and you're out. Great concept! Honestly, though, alot of that was coincidence since I'm not much of a professional sports fan and just liked the color and layout, but we can play on our local team's victory anyway. No matter the outcome of the game, I think this quilt is a home run!

Triple Play by KTQ


 Here are a few of the projects from I Love 9-Patches on my to-do list:

Old Nine by Tammy Vonderschmitt (Moda)

Tammy's classic 9-patch looks like a treasured antique quilt.

Tilt by Carrie Nelson (Moda)

How cool is that? I can see it in brights or Christmas or....

Lollipops by Barb Cherniwchan

So fun, so fresh! 

Comment this week to win the book, I Love 9-Patches, as soon as it arrives!

94 comments:

  1. My small quilt group is exchanging 9-patches, so this book would be great for ideas on what to do with them.

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  2. 9-Patches .... classic and yet able to be modernized! Love them!

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  3. 9 patch quilts are so fun....and I love seeing all of the ways designers have put them together.

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  4. it never ceases to amaze all how you keep coming up with terrific quilts.....

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  5. Traditional quilts are my favorite and what is more traditional than the 9 patch. Looks like a great new book.

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  6. Nine patch blocks are my favorite. They are so versatile and can be laid out in so many ways.

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  7. Nine patch blocks are my favorite. They are so versatile and can be laid out in so many ways.

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  8. You wouldn't think that a simple 9 patch could be "sew" versatile! I absolutely love your Triple Play!!! HUGS... and stitches

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  9. I love 9 patches. Great way to use up what is left of a Jelly Roll !

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  10. I Love 9-Patches looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

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  11. 9 patch is fun! Thank you for the book giveaway!

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  12. Hi love Triple Play! Always have liked 9 patch blocks too. Thanks for a really nice giveaway ! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. I love the quilts in this book and a nine-patch is always a classic block to make. Thanks for your great design and for the chance at the giveaway!

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  14. NIne patches are a favorite for me. I would love to have this book. Your contribution is beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    Mary

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  15. I love your books and fabrics so much! I would love to win a copy of "I Love 9 Patches"! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  16. 9 patch is my #1 favorite block, 4 patch is next. Your entry in the book is a winner. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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  17. I love 9 patch blocks! They are so versatile and can take on so many different looks. I'd love to win this book!

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  18. Nine-patch blocks are so traditional and a wonderful starting point for new quilters, which most of our quilting ministry ladies are. This would be a wonderful addition to our small library of inspiration/how-to books.

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  19. New to quilting so I'm eager to learn and I love all the different ways you can combine things with simple blocks. The creativity is wonderful.

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  21. I love this take on a basic pattern, and need this book for inspriation.

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  22. Nine patches are just FUN! I love making them scrappy. This new book will me more inspiration for my scraps!

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  23. This book looks wonderful. I do enjoy making 9-patch quilts. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  24. So far, I like all the patterns (still waiting for one picture to upload). This would be great for using scraps.

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  25. Who knew a "simple" pattern could contain such variety?

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  26. I love old nine by Tammy it is lovely!

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  27. 9-patches are always a favorite--from the blocks made by hand as a child from Grandna's scraps, a beginner's 9-patches and snowballs, to the more advanced Jenny Beyer 3-dimensional cube look design...the humble 9-patch becomes a foundation for amazing blocks and quilts.
    This looks like a fun book!

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  28. 9-patches are always a favorite--from the blocks made by hand as a child from Grandna's scraps, a beginner's 9-patches and snowballs, to the more advanced Jenny Beyer 3-dimensional cube look design...the humble 9-patch becomes a foundation for amazing blocks and quilts.
    This looks like a fun book!

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  29. I can see I'm going to need this book--love nine patches!

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  30. I do love nine patches. Always amazed at the versatility of this block

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  31. Love the old nine. Oh who am I kidding, I love them all!

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  32. I always go back to 9 patch as a favorite.

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  33. One of my very favorite quilts I ever made is a simple nine patch with curved corners that I use on my dining room table! It is also the one that gets the most compliments, obviously, people love the simple life.

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  34. I love nine patch quilts-so often simple is the best! I really like your design. I will be on the lookout for this book. I like the twist Miss Rosie put on this classic block too

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  35. All great looking quilts made with nine patches - one of my favourite blocks.

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  36. I am excited for this book to be released! Classic nine patches are a joy to make and a great outlet for creating.

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  37. Luv 9 patch blocks. Would love to win this book.

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  38. 9-Patches are so versatile and this book looks fantastic.

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  39. The book looks fantastic -- all sorts of fun new projects!

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  40. The 9 patch quilts are awesome. I love them all!!! I would love to get a copy of this book.

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  41. How big does your quilt finish? I love it.

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  42. You have to love the 9-patch, it's a classic and classics are my favorite -- Jeannine aka j9knits

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  43. What a wonderful book! How can you go wrong with a 9-patch?

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  44. Nine-patches are so much fun to make. Being a big baseball fan, I really love your quilt's meanings. You really hit it out of the park!

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  45. I love the baseball theme! And the quilt is beautiful.

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  46. Love your new nine patch book. Keep the ideas coming, I will never run out of quilts to make.

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  47. Love your new nine patch book. Keep the ideas coming, I will never run out of quilts to make.

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  48. Oh! I do love 9 patches, there are so many different ways you can use them. Thanks for the chance.

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  49. 9 patch is my favorite block! Your book shows just how versatile and beautiful the 9 patch can be!

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  50. Surprisingly, I've not done very many nine patch blocks. It'll be exciting to try some of these patterns out.

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  51. Nine patch blocks make very pretty quilts. They are always fun to make.

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  52. Love 9 patches you can use up your scraps on them ....happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  53. Nine patches are traditional, which I love The book looks great!

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  54. What wonderful quilts! I love the 9 patch. Thanks for sharing. K-

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  55. I have not sewn any 9 patches, but I am eager to learn especially with Kansas Troubles fabric!

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  56. This is interesting! It uses different colors from what I am used to seeing at Kansas Trouble, but it looks fresh and inviting! I would love to win this book!

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  57. I love Triple Play but Old Nine is calling my name so hard that I may have to make it first! LOL Beautiful work ladies. Such talent.

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  58. These 9 patches look like fun, especially Triple Play.

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  59. These 9 patches look like fun, especially Triple Play.

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  61. I love Kansas Troubles and would love to make Triple Play with it.

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  62. Great book- love the 9 patch quilt you designed - amazing how 1 block - the 9 patch- can have so many interesting settings

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  63. Such great patterns! I plan on working on a 9 patch doll quilt tomorrow!

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  64. Already put this book on my wishlist because I love Nine-Patches:-)

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  65. Nine Patches are my very favorite quilt design, and I find that Kansas Troubles fabric works out to really showcase my quilts.

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  66. Love these! I love the versatility of nine patches. Thank you! tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  67. Traditional quilts my favorite and anyone of these are stunning.Great layout!!

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  68. I love the endless variations that the nine patch provides! Looks like a lovely book comprised of a lot of talent!

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  69. I love everything about quilting, especially the wonderful people you get to meet and share with!

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  70. Nine-patch has long been one of my favorite block patterns, so much can be done with it. Love your book!

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  71. The nine patch makes me thing of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her books. :)

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  72. Nine patch quilts have always been my favorite to make. The book looks awesome!

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  73. I am a huge fan of nine patch blocks! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful new book.

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  74. Yay! Nine patch blocks - triple the fun.

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  75. Love nine patches and the Cubs! Terri

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  76. I love nine patch blocks too, especially scrappy.

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  77. I've been sewing 9 patches with leftover pieces as part of a leader/ender project but using this new book would give me other ideas for the quilt in progress. Thanks for a chance in the giveaway.

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  78. Isn't it amazing how enduring the 9 patch is? Thanks for the opportunity to win the book and explore some more designs.

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  79. How creative! Your baseball idea is a winner just like your KC Royals. Thanks for the give away..

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  80. Like the symbolism of your baseball quilt. I once made a baseball quilt for my brother, who is a big baseball fan, when the Chicago White Sox won the World Series. Love the versatility of nine patches. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

    Charlotte

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  81. Always loved nine patches, simple and classic.

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  82. Always enjoy your blog. I love 9 patch quilts. Can;t for the book to come out. Thanks for the chance anf good luck to all.

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  83. Nine patches are my favorite quilt block. They are so versatile.

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  84. So many variations on a simple block show how nine patch can be seen in many different lights! It can be made in everything from repros to solids, vintage to modern! This book would be a great way to expand my quilting skills. Thanks for the opportunity !

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  85. I love 9 patches and make them often, I like them surrounding appliqué in the center of a quilt.

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  86. Lynne! Your Triple Play is very beautiful! :)

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  87. Love your Triple Play quilt. I enjoy making 9 patches, can't wait for the book of patterns to come out.

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  88. Oh, nine patches....so simple, but can be arranged hundreds of ways!

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  89. Love your triple play quilt. I do enjoy making 9 patches and making them disappear. ;o)

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