Thursday, March 31, 2011

Crazy 9-Patch MIAGIA Blocks

The other night I dropped by the Pensacola Quilter's Guild MIAGIA (Make It And Give It Away) sewing night and picked up a ziplock bag full of random fabrics. Over the weekend, I made this quilt top.

Once this quilt top was done, I had  some fabric left over. I've been dying to try Elizabeth Hartmann's Crazy 9-Patch blocks in some more random fabrics, and this was my chance.

Since the fabrics I had left were mostly fat quarters, there was not enough to put the same fabrics in every block, which is really OK with me.  I wanted all 27 of the blocks to be different.  And, the point of this exercise was to see how the blocksturned out with a less defined color scheme.  Here are my 3 sets of blocks:

So, now I'm wondering - whatcolor should I use for the lattice blocks.  Not white, I think.  Not brown either. I really want the blocks to "pop".  I thought about a dark green.  Hmmm.  I'm open to suggestions. Let me know your thoughts!


  1. I'd go with orange, if it were me. A really pretty tangerine, or maybe an aqua. Or maybe aqua with a tangerine stripe down the middle. OOOH! I like that idea best! (probably because it is my idea)

  2. Rustic orange, harvest orange...I agree with Mrs. Darling, the orange range would be interesting, you might even incorporate teal or aqua with the orange like corner stones or in the connecting ties like stars.


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