I called it "Nine-Patches with an Attitude" I love nine-patches, what quilter doesn't. I have made a ton of them over the years. In January, my lovely little guild, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, had a member swap of 5" squares of dots and stripes. I sorted through the pile of 56 squares that I received and arranged them into colour families. Then I made nine-patch blocks with each one having a dark grey 5" square in the centre. Then I used the disappearing nine-patch method and sliced them up and then sewed them all back together into a pleasing arrangement. I used the orangey/pinkey and the bluey/greeney ones to make my centre (still have a few blocks left over for another project) and then added a light grey around that. I machine quilted with a straight-line jiggity jaggity stitch of my own making, with an orangey/pinkey Sulky variegated thread opposite the orangey/pinkey quadrant and then used a blue/yellow/green Sulky variegated thread opposite the bluey/greeney blocks. I switched up the direction of the quilting as well. What a beautiful texture it made. For the binding (that's a whole other post coming soon) I used Kona Coal and then when sewing it down to the front I used the same thread to correspond with the quilting. First time I ever did that. Love it and it was such fun for me to make.
On the back, I used an Ikea print that my Quilty Sister brought me from Qatar.
Hope you had time to do something quilty today.