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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 CherniwchanSo fun, so fresh!
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