Our guild held a workshop today and we worked on Bonnie Hunter's quilt pattern called "Sister's Choice." It's a fun block with a 9 patch in the middle. Her pattern calls for using 2.5" strips/squares to make your 9 patch center that finishes 6". Well...I remembered I had this nice little stack of 9 patches in my stash. The only problem...the are made with 2" squares and the 9 patch finishes at 4.5".
No worries! I just realized if I adjusted her pattern to use 2" strips for the neutrals and the 2" squares for the star points, I was good to go! And look! This is what I made today at the workshop. Ok...so there was a lot more chatting going on at the workshop than sewing, but it's sure was a fun day. There were about 12 of us there today and it was nice to have the opportunity to get to know some of the ladies a little better.
Here is another look at my stack of 9 patches and the blocks I sewed today. The star points are the only constant...all reds, but each block has a different red. Bonnie used green for her star points.
Sooo...I just couldn't leave well enough alone. I also have this, even bigger stack, of 3" mini 9 patches! (Have I mentioned I love 9 patches?)
You know I had to see if I could adjust the pattern even more and make some mini blocks! I used 1.5" strips and squares in these little gems. The minis are by far my favorite. :)
Here is a look at the actual size block, according to Bonnie's directions, with my middle size and mini size. Fun, huh??
Oh and FYI, Bonnie is visiting our guild in April!!!! Woohooo!! This group is so excited...she is doing THREE workshops and a lecture/trunk show. I'm signed up for two of the workshops too! My goal is to have this quilt finished before her visit...think I can do it?