eg in my numerous Wonky Wishes star quilt and blocks:
I have already used the strip method of dark, light, dark matched with light, dark, light but again I think I have usually used 2.5" strips to make those 9Patches.
I was looking at Cathy's Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting blog and admired the tiny 3" finished 9Patches she made from 1.5" strips. She describes in detail how to make these in a tab (HELP WANTED!!! (39P Swap) at the top her blog.
As I have a lot of thinner scrap strips I decided to give it a go. I am not the most accurate of sewers so found this exercise quite challenging. But I persevered and am amassing a collection of finished tiny 9Patches.
Finished earlier this week:
Completed 9Patches in piles (2, 3, 4 or more of each colourway)
Today I sewed already cut strips together, number of finished blocks I cut make depended on the length of strips I had:
These were sub cut into 1.3" pieces:
And then assembled into 9Patches:
No plan to use them yet, so I'll squirrel them away until a suitable project pops into my head.
I thought I could use them as corner stones in borders, or even to make a quilt border.
Or alternate them with solid coloured patches. We'll see.
Now off to make some more 5" String blocks which will be a nice change from being so precise!!
However I do think the old adage "Practice makes perfect" is right.............. in my case I think I am getting better, certainly not perfect!