|2 Color 9-Patch Irish Chain|
I have found that it is good to organize the scraps into strips, squares, and triangles of different sizes. I started years ago by picking a project I liked and cutting the sizes I needed for that one. Let's start by picking a basic 9-patch or 4-patch or combination of both. Just strips or squares.
|Basic 9-patch with 4-patch|
|9-patch w/alternating squares|
|9-patch diagonal set|
|9-Patch Diagonal Set|
|2nd BGP Scrappy Scrappy|
purples into a 2 1/2" and
4 1/2" strip of each fabric.
I ended up making 4 or 5 tops and the level of the fabric didn't go down! There are so many settings you can do with this block!
|3rd BGB Scrappy Scrappy|
Decide what size you want to cut your strips. 2, 2 1/2, or 3" are good. You can start with a specific color group or just go crazy with them all! You can make the 9-patches matchy matchy or scrappy scrappy. Up to you. Then play around with settings. Simple, complicated, deconstructed, whatever you like. You can go crazy and make 9-patches with 4-patch blocks in the corners or even a double 9-patch.
Add triangles to put a square in a square or diagonal sets. Put a 9-patch in the center square of a Sawtooth Star or a Log Cabin. Obviously I can go on and on!
Once you have gone crazy cutting strips, squares, and triangles you should organize them for later. I use clear plastic shoe boxes. As you can see, as the projects multiply, so do the boxes!