Blooming Nine Patch

Share photos and tips for making the Blooming Nine Patch quilt. The actual pattern is in the book "Tradition With a Twist" by Blanche Young and Dalene Young Stone. Great for beginner and advanced quilters alike. Please post photos of your Blooming Nine Patch quilts, share your fabric selections and tips.

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Started by cindy greenwell. Last reply by carla j walton Oct 3, 2016. 1 Reply

how do I transfer my blooming nine patch over to this group? I'm being really dumb right now. LOL--cindyContinue

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Comment by Vickie Smith on March 11, 2016 at 4:57pm

Thank you Ginny.  The border fabric doesn't show up very well, it looks better in person.

Comment by Ginny Andersen on March 11, 2016 at 3:28pm

Beautiful finish on your latest Blooming 9, Vickie. I really like it when there's a combination of colors. There is a knack to this, I think, to build and blend as it grows. 

I really appreciate the steps you explained in making your Blooming 9, Tara. I so want to make one of these, but am a little intimidated with fabric choices. I may just have to take a leap of faith and go for it.

Comment by Vickie Smith on March 11, 2016 at 3:09pm

Finished most recent blooming 9 patch.

Comment by Vickie Smith on February 29, 2016 at 3:06pm

Latest blooming 9 patch.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on January 29, 2016 at 11:32am
beautiful quilt, tara. yes, i agree, i bet your mom is very proud of you & your quilty accomplishment!
Comment by carla j walton on January 29, 2016 at 9:10am

wow Tara, that is a beautiful blooming nine! I have done three of them. I sure have NOT done one in nine days though. lolol. you go girl! nine days and the pieces are actually all where they belong! wonderful, i'm sure your mom is so proud of it....and you.

Comment by Tara Brannagan May on January 28, 2016 at 11:40pm

Here's the Blooming Nine Patch I made for my mom for Christmas. This was the second quilt I've made and I wanted it finished by Christmas. I completed the entire thing in 9 days :) It was a lot of fun to make! I was so excited to give it to my mom on Christmas day! She even got teary eyed. 

The way I kept it all organized was by using lots of sticky notes pinned to piles of what ever stage I was working on. Definitely paste swatches of fabric to paper and keep them labeled and close by. You know that saying measure twice cut once? Check your fabric swatch sheet twice then cut/sew once :) I also did  a lot of chain piecing, especially as I put the 9 patches together and I keep my ironing board right next to me too. I gave each row it's own number too so as I sewed a row of nine patches together so I could keep them organized, I would sticky note that row and pin it to one end, then I drape it across a hanger with the previous row. I could easily keep my rows in order when it was time to sew them together. 

Fabric :) The fun part! I am not the best at picking fabric so I had one of my favorite managers of my local store help. I LOVED the border fabric! I keep thinking it was to bright for my moms room and to bolt of a pattern so I would put it back. I kept going back to that fabric. I know I had to go with my gut and use it as the border! After that, we auditioned fabric but made sure the next fabric had at lease two colors for the fabric beside it to help it "bloom". I would have never thought of that, thank God for Deb who was helping me! 

You will not regret making this quilt. It way easier then it looks, It's just a lot of repetition! Keep your swatch of fabric handy, keep your pattern handy and take stock in "Sticky Notes" then just sew your heart out. 

Comment by Vickie Smith on October 28, 2015 at 9:37am

Thank you Rogue.  I am happy with how it turned out.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on October 27, 2015 at 11:26pm
this is amazing! the color gradations in those two orange rows are so subtle! so beautiful! i'm not an orange person, but i love LOVE this!!!
Comment by Vickie Smith on October 26, 2015 at 5:29pm

Top finished.  Just needs back.  


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