If anyone ever says,
that colors don't effect their lives,
they have never talked with a quilter.
Colors can definitely effect
your mood, emotions, and feelings.
I know how colors have and do influence me.
This past week has found me
floundering a little bit.
All the uncertainty and
the emotional and social roller coasters
have made me weary, although,
I'm keeping to a routine,
and using my quilting
as a way to brighten my days.
I recently was reminded of a whimsical, and
easy nine patch design.
You've all probably seen this before, but
I had never tried it.
I had some fun fabrics
that I had used for other projects long ago.
The nine patch idea seemed like a simple fun project
to brighten my mood.
Here's a refresher on how to make these blocks.,
if you want to give it a try.
Two squares of fabric will give you two blocks at a time.
How's that for efficiency.
I started with 2 squares. I made them 9.5" because
my 9.5" ruler was on my cutting table.
No other reason.
You can start with any size.
Place the squares on top of each other
with right sides facing up.
Slice the square set into thirds at any angle.
Take the middle section
and flip flop those two pieces.
Next sew the thirds together
making two blocks.
I pressed the seams towards the centers.
Now stack the blocks together,
right sides facing up.
Cut the blocks
Reshuffle the center sections.
and sew the thirds together
creating two fun and easy blocks.
After sewing a few I decided to
trim my blocks to 8 1/4"
It doesn't really matter, just find a size
that fits your blocks.
These fabrics definitely brightened my spirits while
I came up with all kinds of fun combinations.
Before I knew it, I had made
and set them together side by side.
This was such a fun
project to do.
project to do.
We may be having more grey days looming
working with happy colors
can always brighten your day.
Until Next Time-