Sunday, May 22, 2011

Laureen's Twins

Divas made quilts for Laureen, a work colleague who had twins. They are so cute!

Elnora (Nora) above, and Michael below.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Easy Nine Patch

Like the four patch a few posts ago.... Here is a nine patch.

Start with two squares cut three times the size you would cut for the individual patches. This example is a 6 inch square finished size. Two inches for each square, plus seam allowances.

2"+1/2 = 2.5"

2.5*3 = 7.5" squares

Stitch the two squares together on two opposite sides (below).

Cut into three equal strips (below).

Centre strips need to be stitched to the appropriate stitched pair. Arrange accordingly and stitch.

Now you have two almost squares as per below.

Now cut the squares into three equal strips as per below.

Arrange the strips to form the nine patches - then stitch them together!

Voila! Two nine patches!