Thursday, December 16, 2010

Nine Patch Doodling

I have been doodling again . . .
Too much time on the phone . . . .
I started focusing on nine patch blocks. I am drawn to the nine patch.
Must be that order thing again.

I wanted to see how many different variations on the nine patch
I could come up with just doodling away.

I thought I would dive into a bag of silk scraps for this experiment.
I didn't have any fusible web . . .

Needless to say, my cutting & ironing board are covered with the fraying threads of silk.

I tried a couple of different nine patches.

Then I decided to crank it up a notch.

What if I made a "traditional" nine patch, and then trimmed it up on an angle.

This I LOVE! I need to try these in fabrics that don't fray when you
breathe on them!

These are the four blocks I have so far.
on another note . . . . .
The kid passed her Art Therapy exam!!!
She is now a licensed Art Therapist.
She has quite the little alphabet after her name now.
I am quite the proud mama.


  1. ooooh! this is going to be LOVELY!! weeeeeee!!!! CONGRATS to the kid too!

  2. Congrats on the exam! she must be so happy.
    i like your 9 patch doodles. the silk blocks look very sophisticated.. what will you do with them? more silk or combine them with other fabrics?

  3. I LOVE these blocks - and soooo pretty in the silks! and I KNOW you are proud of your kiddo, congrats to her! also, had to tell you - I told my hubby about QADD, and he LOVED that - I guess he understood, after living with me for so long, calls himself a qubby! :) Happy weekend of sewing!

  4. Congrats to the kiddo. Congrats to the Momma! Those are some sumptuous silk blocks. Go by some fusible stuff and keep those silks coming