Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday at the Quilt Museum - Nine Patch Quilts, Part 1

Nine Patch Collage

Nine Patch quilts are as old as the hills, so to speak. But is it such a fun pattern and has so many settings and applications.  It never gets old.

For the next two weeks, we'll be taking a tour of 19-century examples.  This first batch has the color brown in common.  They all are so warm and welcoming to me.  Calming.  More for my list!

"South Carolina Nine-Patch"
Maker Unknown
83" x 83"
c. 1875
Lorie Stubbs Collection

"South Carolina Nine-Patch"

Isn't this a fun one?  I really like square in a square sets and this one is no exception!

You can see the original post about it here:

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Double Nine Patch
Jean R. Frances Ridgly
Collection of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Double Nine Patch Jean R. Frances Ridgly

Isn't this just an elegant one?  I love the simplicity and the random placement of the earth-toned palette.

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Classic Nine Patch
74" x 88"

Classic Nine Patch Pennsylvania

Isn't it an interesting border on this one?  It appears that the brown and white are not pieced together, rather the white is appliqu├ęd over the brown.  There are lots of fun 1870's fabrics in the small 3 1/2" blocks.

As of today, it is for sale  and you can see it and lots of close-up pictures here:

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Nine Patch Postage Stamp
Circa 1870

Nine Patch Postage Stamp Circa 1870

This one is gloriously busy.  Lots of blocks!  480 nine patches with 361 alternating plain squares! Wow.  I like the double checkerboard border, too.

That's it for today.  Next week we'll take a look at some more interesting uses of nine patch blocks.

Thanks for joining us today!

Happy Quilting!

- I am not a quilt historian.  I simply enjoy finding interesting quilts and sharing them with you!

- The quilt images on this post were sourced from Pinterest, unless otherwise noted, and are linked to their origin whenever possible.

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