Trying New Things: Urban 9-Patch Block

There’s a crazy little Quilt Along over at Sew Kind of Wonderful. I say crazy because the creator, Jenny, created this block and the special ruler you need to make it. I don’t even begin to understand how she came up with something so brilliant.
I needed to make a tester block to discover its level of difficulty AND to decide if I really wanted to undertake an entire quilt. And while the curves may seem a bit scary at first, it all went together quite easily.
I just happened to have enough of this fabric left over from a 2011 Valentine project and love how this block turned out. I think I’ll make it into a pillow to use next year.
I love this center portion (above) and at some point, I’ll make an entire quilt of these blocks. I still haven’t decided if I’m going to make an entire quilt of the complete block, (although I know exactly what fabric I’d use) but at least this experiment was a success!
If you’re thinking of joining in or need a little more inspiration, go to the Urban 9-Patch flickr group and check out the great blocks that have been completed.


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