There is a wall hanging in my dr's office that has me flustered. I've admired it for years, but never could figure out how it's made. It's a 9 patch block, 3 in a row of 3 rows, and it's set on point. The corner for one block is the corner for the next block and so on. All 9 blocks share a block or more with the block adjacent to it. It's hard to explain. The 9 blocks are not separate. They all are joined to the others. Does any of this make sense and if so, do you know what I'm talking about? I'd like to try to make it, but don't know the name of the block and haven't figured out how it's put together since they all are part of another block. HELP ME PLEASE??? Thanks
can you sketch out the general placement of the blocks and scan it to post it here? It sounds like it could be a fun one to check out.
Does anyone in the dr. office know who made it?
I'm trying to picture what you described. Is it anything like this?????
...holey moley - that's a tongue twister for the eyes!
Another reason to put a label on your work. Good luck Dexie.
Dexy, if you've been a patient for years, just call them up and ask if you can take a picture of the wall hanging. I can't imagine that they'd refuse and you've got nothing to lose by asking.
And, welcome to the boards. I don't think I've seen you here before. We love new people.
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Oh, man! I remembered I do have a pic that my daughter took for me one day, and after struggling 1/2 hour to get my scanner to work and trying to upload on here, it says it's too big and won't let me do it. How do I make the pic smaller so that I can upload it, or is there some other way I can show you all what I'm talking about? Bozie, that's very close, thanks.
trying to resize this now
Dexy, turn your head sideways - you will see ROWS of rectangles, ets... on an angle! Very nice..
Hmmmmmmmm, that makes more sense now. How do you place the triangles then? Sorry to sound so dense. Is there an actual name for this block, or is just a variation of a nine patch block? Thanks for your insight.
... do you mean the side setting triangles? those are usually cut from a large square, that is cut diagonally and sewn to the end of the strips... laid out it makes sense ... tilt your head again .. see those things that look 3 rail .. they are made in a strip of the 3 fabrics sewn together and then cut in the length required ... sewn to the squares ... etc .. I'm going to get the pic back up and see if I can be more help ..
Ok ... been looking at the pic lets see if I can make it s imple.
1st row is the one at edge top left ..
that corner triangle gets sewn on later.
sew in this order
3 color square with light to the right
3 color square with light to the left
3 color square with light to the right ... remember to to turn the the lights as they will form that light inside square as you build your rows
you will have 6 print square this row and row 3 .. then the rows get shorter
next row.. Row 2 ..
starts with the 3 color square with the light turned into the center - facing down and right a bit
3 color square with the light turned up into the inside
dark square and repeat .. this row has 5 dark squares.
As you repeat this row, have your parts laid out, you will see the pattern forming so that where the 'bloxks' join the inside is the darker strip, and the centers of the 'block' form a light square around the center square that is in row 2...
when you do row 3, which is like row 1, the colors will be reversed, the light of the 3 color square facing left first so you get the light square
Is this making sense?
I meant to say it's really just a Warm Wishes sset on point gives it a fresh look This message has been edited. Last edited by: City/Sandie,
Dexy, the only "blocks" are the squares. Some are just a single piece of fabric, some are three strips of fabric sewn together as Sandie mentioned. The squares are sewn together to make strips with the solid squares and pieced squares alternating. The pieced squares have the strips either parallel or perpendicular to the row. Setting triangles are sewn to the end of pairs of strips before the strips are sewn together......
Here is a site with the Warm Wishes pattern for you to download--free. this one is a bed sized quilt, but you can make it smaller or larger if you want to.
Let us see it when you are done.
quilting wifey beat me to it...Looks just like a Warm Wishes on Point but with all the rails the same size ....Blocks were maybe re-sized smaller if it is a Wall Hanging.....Easy.
Here is a site with instructions and picture of the finished quilt. Since it is black and white the pattern shows up better.
Terry thank you for that pic- so much easier to SEE than my trying to explain it ... and you are right, so easy to identify the parts in black and white. Good plan
thanks for all your help. My computer won't let me open either of those links for some reason, so maybe if I get a free minute, I'll try at work. So close, but so far away.
Dexy...I don't have any skills when it comes to drawing so this sketch from Paint is very #$%& in my opinion but I hope it will show you how that quilt block is designed...however Martha is correct in my opinion....you sew it together one row at a time on a diagonal...Martha and some others on the board are a whiz on their Design programs I am not ..lets see if this even will post.
I did a google search for warm wishes quilt pattern and found a link to warm wishes quilt for linus. This is the instructions with the black and white.
OK - ya want EQ drawings of what I was trying to say??? Not sure how helpful they will be but here goes.
This is a drawing of something similar to Dexy's quilt photo.
And here's how alternating solid and rail fence squares could be laid out in diagonal rows to make that quilt.
Bozie, you are good!!! I like that completed quilt and the layout will be invaluable for anyone wanting to make it.
Dexy, are you logged in? Then you might be able to see the pictures. If you are in lurking mode the pictures won't show.
That's amazing!!! thank you all so much. I still can't open the link for the pattern, but I have a friend that could, so she printed it off for me and is going to send it. I guess the next major decision is what colors to use. Decisions decisions decisions Thank you all for taking the time to help me out with this. Feels nice to be welcomed here.
... Dexy .. so good that you can get the pic thru your friend ... if any more questions or if anyone of us can be any more help - I hope you know you just have to speak up Now you know of course, we will ALL want to see pictures when you get it going
Dexy...If you need me to print something and snail mail it to you I will..Send me a PM with your address or let me know and I'll send you a PM if you can't send one ..Okay.I've received lots of help so will just pass it along...
Martha is so great....Yeah Martha......
thanks for the offer, but a friend of mine is sending it to me. Can't wait to see what's involved in this after admiring it for so many years.
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