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I wrote out the tasks for the Little Girl’s quilt this weekend. We went last weekend and she chose fabrics.

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After a good deal of thought and research, I chose a modern 9-patch variation. We had one red fabric, so I made half of the squares white with a red center.

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The other half are scrappy mixes pieced from her chosen fat quarters, with white in the center.

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These two units make up the block in checkerboard fashion. As you can see, I set up the sewing machine by the TV so I could watch Netflix with half an eye while sewing.

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A nine-patch unit is most easily made with three-strip groupings sliced across and sewing together into the nine-patch. For this quilt, there are white slices, red and white slices, purple and white slices, and purple slices.

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Once combined into red/white units and purple/white units, they don’t really look like a nine-patch any more. The squares stand out against the white.

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I added a white border to emphasize that effect and then a pieced border using nearly all the remaining fat quarter fabric. I have a deep purple mosaic pattern for the binding.

This is a more modern pattern than I would choose for myself, but I think it will be just right for the Little Girl’s bedroom.