Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It is My Turn to be Wicked


It is my day!!
How much fun is this hop?
I love everything I am seeing and feel so Wickedly inspired.
Thank you to Madame Samm and our Wickedly Fun Cheerleader Wendy from Why Not Kwilt.
 I get to share my Wickedness today with these other wonderful ladies.

Tuesday, October 30th





Today I am going to talk about my favorite block. 
It is the..

Good Old Nine Patch

So many blocks are based on the nine patch. 
I am just going to show you a few.
This is a nine patch. Nine equal blocks sew into three columns of three. 
(See my tutorial on my right side bar)


You can take this block and turn it into a
Disappearing Nine Patch. 
 (just google and you will find many tutorials on how to make this block)


From this children's book, I traced a bat and then appliqued it to a nine patch. The possibilities would be endless.



How about a fussy cut middle?

Here is another of my favorite blocks based on the Nine Patch.
The Wonky Star 
(See my tutorial on my right side bar)


These are all fairly simple blocks. Now I wanted to apply the principle to a harder block.
Can you see the three columns?
This is from
The Quilters Cache
Another Nine Patch Star


I thought it would be fun to add some Ric Rac.


Hmm, I am starting to like this one! 
 I think I will add some quilting lines.


Ready to quilt.


I thought it would be fun to do big stitch quilting. 
I used Black Prescencia Finca Size 8.



All done.....


And now on my kitchen table.


Giveaway?
Did someone mention a giveaway?
Oh yes.
ME

How about a $20 Gift Certificate to...  QUILT TAFFY


Just leave me a comment and I will pick a winner sometime on Halloween.

Happy Hopping!!

And if you missed a day or want to see all the blocks and projects; the links can be fond on my left side bar.




118 comments:

  1. The 9-patch is such classic block and can be dressed up so many ways. Love what you did with the star block from Marcia's site! Thank you for sharing with us today.

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  2. I love all your blocks. The nine patch is so versatile. I do love that spidery fabric. I would love to go in the draw for the give away.

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  3. I have never done a 9 patch, after seeing yours, I guess I will have to give it a try. I love the added Rec Rac.

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  4. Your quilt is so fun with all the bright colors and prints.
    It looks great on your table!

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  5. I love all your nine patches!!! Great work!
    Greetings from Germany
    Nicole

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  6. Great blocks, love the wicked fussy cutting - the star is gorgeous.

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  7. Wicked quilt Jane! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  8. Oooh these are all great - fabulous colours and I love the materials you have used. Love your Snoopy in a pumpkin image too! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. You did a lot! Love your little quilt for the table. But I also love the nine patches and the wonky star! Thanks for pointing out the tutorial. You did wicked!

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  10. Love those colors in the star block. Thanks

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  11. Great job Jane. Don't you just love all the things you can do with a 9 patch? Yours turned out great!

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  12. Your blocks are terrific! Love especially the wonky star and the green table topper! Well done!

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  13. I am having a lovely time hopping!

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  14. Super blocks! My favorite is the green with the rickrack. Of course the bat is a cutie too. Happy Halloween!

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  15. What a beautiful blocks you made... now you see that simple blocks are the best for playing around with fabric !! I just love them.
    I also love what you did with th nine patch star !!

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  16. Wicked use of fabric! Never knew there were so many ways to use a 9 patch.

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  17. Love your little quilt, the green colours and patterns are really nice! And thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. You have been very busy.Love your wonderful wicked blocks.Thanks for sharing!!

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  19. I've enjoyed seeing your projects. Love the ric rac on the table topper! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Very nice blocks Kids books and colouring books do come in handy.

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  21. How can you go wrong with 9 patches...love your boo and your table mat....pretty wicked...I noted that ric arc...yes

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  22. Nice blocks, Jane! I keep thinking that I'd like to do some "big" hand quilting.... I really like the effect. Thanks so much!

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  23. I like what you did to the wonderful block! The ric rac was a good idea and the quilting is wonderful! Love it!
    hulseybg@gmail.com

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  24. As usual Jane you are an overachiever! :) That green fabric is wonderful and perfect for your table topper. I never think to look at children's books for patterns but what a great idea! blessings, marlene

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  25. Thanks for sharing these cute blocks made of wickedly delicious fabric!

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  26. I love your blocks! I've never made a nine patch star, but after seeing how cute yours turned out, I'm going to have to try one!

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  27. I totally agree...the 9 patch is a very versitile block. Thanks for the ideas and the chance to win.

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  28. Jane - You've found some great Halloween fabrics and have put them to good use - very wicked and fun! I really like the green table topper.

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  29. Great pieces!! Thanks for the giveaway also

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  30. Your nine patch star is really awesome. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

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  31. Your variety of nine patch blocks is great--love that wonky star!

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  32. Your blocks are all fantastic!! and a 20.00 gift certificate would be so wicked to receive!! Thanks for the chance. :)

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  33. Jane, wickedly wonderful nine-patch blocks! Love the table mat with the large rick-rack and your Big Stitch Quilting! Thanks!

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  34. Lots of great spooky blocks to look at. Love them all!

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  35. Great blocks! The 9 patch remains one of my favourites - so versatile!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  36. Even I could possibly handle a 9 patch!! LOL

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  37. love the winky star, love the green block

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  38. Nothing beats a simple 9 patch. I love the disappearing one at the top. It kind of reminds me of a Halloween Quilt Soup!! And that 9 patch star!! What a winner. The Ric Rac is perfect for the block!! Hummmm now where did I put all those glorious Halloween prints??? :-)

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  39. Love the way you use the nine patch Thanks for the ideas

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  40. I love your little 9 patches! (I agree, it is a great block!)

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  41. As always great blocks from you. And the nine patch is always fun to play with.
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  42. Looks like you have been having lots of fun creating some cool blocks. great little table topper. thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  43. Wickedly Wonderful blocks! Love the fabrics in you pretty table topper!
    Happy Halloween!

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  44. Nice block, really love the little spider webs.

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  45. Great block. Love the rickrack. Thanks for the opportunity on a great draw.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  46. Great blocks. The nine patches are so much fun to play around with different settings. I really love your Quilter's Cache block.

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  47. Great blocks, I really adore the bat!

    Fawn

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  48. That green really makes it pop. Love it! The nine patch is super block, thanks for showing your ideas.

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  49. Jane, You do such beautiful work. I love all of the wicked blocks you and created, and the mat for your table is beautiful. I love lime green and black together.

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  50. Great blocks and I especially like the big stitching. I am seeing more and more of that and want to try it too.

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  51. 9 patch is never wrong...
    I like your tablemat, and thanks for sharing. regards from Sweden.
    ...and I would love to participate in your give away. :-)

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  52. I like the green, very spooky color! Thanks for the giveaway. Vivian

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  53. Your blocks are great. I especially like your green star. You picked the perfect fabrics to show off your work. Happy Halloween.

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  54. I really like the idea of using the Rick rack.
    Thanks for your generous giveaway.

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  55. What cute ideas for Halloween blocks. Table topper is great!

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  56. Thank you for sharing all the possibilities with a 9 patch block.
    Love you table mat!

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  57. Love all your nine patch blocks! Thank you for sharing and the great giveaway.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  58. sooo cute! Thanks for the chance to your give away!

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  59. I love the disappearing 9-patch. So versatile!

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  60. I love your table topper! Thanks so much for the chance.

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  61. So many fun Halloween blocks!
    The blog hop has been so fun!
    Happy Halloween!

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  62. Love the ninepatch block. So simpel and still you can do so many different blocks with it!
    Gun, Sweden
    gun@lapp.se

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  63. Rosemary B here:
    Ohhhhh I love 9 patch.... and love all of your fabrics love the green and those pieced blocks are marvy -- er, I mean wicked.
    Superb creativity coming from your place, as usual!
    take it easy on the candy tomorrow :-D

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  64. You totally went to town with this hop! Thanks for sharing.

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  65. I have a bunch of Halloween 9-patch blocks from a swap years ago! I need to find them - I love 9 patches!

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  66. I see someone else like the D9P Block ... sew much fun ...isint it.
    the block just pick up thier own personality when made out of Halloween fabrics.

    great post and nice give away
    thanks for sharing
    in stitches

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  67. Great fabrics to use for nine patch and fussy cutting. I didn't get a chance to make too many new things this year, but the hop has giving me lots of inspiration and fun ideas for next year.

    Debbie

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  68. Love all your blocks, such wickedly wonderful fabric choices you've made!!

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  69. HI! I'VE NO AUTUMN PLACEMATS SO I THINK IT'S TIME I MADE SOME FOR US!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  70. 9 patch blocks are wickedly awesome!

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  71. Love your nine-patch blocks. It's always fun to make them and chop them up and sew them back together.

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  72. Thanks for the parade of pictures. Love them all. I'm getting so many wickedly great ideas on this hop. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  73. love your blocks thanks for the chance to win

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  74. It is wonderful to be sharing a day with you in the Wicked Hop! Love the blocks and the creative embroidery.

    I am off to Houston tomorrow, so if I win, just hang on till I get back on Saturday!

    glen

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  75. Your projects are always such fun -- I sure do enjoy looking at them! The topper is particularly darling -- I'm enchanted by the bats!!! :)

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  76. Great work! Thank you so much for sharing with us!

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  77. Thanks so much for all your sharing. I really enjoyed my visit. Thanks for being part of the hop.

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  78. Great work! Thanks for showing your wicked-project..

    Take care!

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  79. Looks like you had fun with your blocks...that's always the goal isn't it? Thanks for sharing!

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  80. I enjoyed each block has you went down the list of variations of the nine patch. I like the idea of using ric rack.

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  81. Thanks for sharing, my favorite is the wonky star, but I do like every wicked thing you shows here ☺
    Happy Halloween!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente in Germany

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  82. Great post! What cute blocks, I love them all.

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  83. What a great job, hope you have a spooky halloween.

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  84. Love all of your disappearing nine blocks but especially love the last one it is super.

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  85. Wicked nine patches! I love the last one with the rick-rack, Hm, you call that big stitch quilting? Smaller than my normal quilting! Guess I need to practice more! Love them all!

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  86. Lovely blocks...thanks for the inspiration! pbstrand@msn.com

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  87. Your blocks are wickedly witchy wonderful! I knew there was a reason to practice my nine patch blocks. You've shown such versatile approaches. Thanks for the giveaway too. Quilt Taffy has such fun pre-cuts.

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  88. Your blocks are wickedly witchy wonderful! I knew there was a reason to practice my nine patch blocks. You've shown such versatile approaches. Thanks for the giveaway too. Quilt Taffy has such fun pre-cuts.

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  89. I'm a fan of the 9 patch block. I really like the green one you shared at the end. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

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  90. Love your table topper! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

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  91. Wicked little 9-patch and bats! Thanks for the simple fresh inspiration B-)

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  92. I love to sew the disappearing 9 patch. I love all the variations of 9 patch you showed us. Sew much fun! Terrific mini!
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win!

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  93. My first piecing attempt was a Disappearing 9-patch, but it was an EPIC FAIL. Love yours, and figure maybe I should try again! Thanks for the chance!

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  94. Great fabric, great pattern, great stitching, great job!

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  95. Jane, what fun! Sometimes it's neat to see what fun even a simple block can be - that's what a 9-patch is. You sure did knock it up a notch with your last block/table topper. Love that green batty fabric. Way to go!

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  96. Fantastic Jane! How fun you blocks are and your table topper is beautifully spooky :)

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  97. Great blocks...I especially love that wonky star!! TFS

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  98. I love all your nine patch examples! But I like your snoopy looking in the pumpkin a lot, too!

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  99. Such fun blocks! Love how you added the rick rack to the nine patch star. I'll have to keep that idea in mind for future use. Thanks!

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  100. Thanks for showing us the possibilities with the 9 patch! They all look fabulous! Thanks for participating in the blog hop! It's been a lot of fun! Thanks also for your generous giveaway!

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  101. 9-patch blocks are fun and all of yours look great! I love your tablemat. Are the green bats glow-in-the-dark fabric? Thanks for the giveaway.

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  102. Fun blocks! I love how versatile the basic 9 patch is. Doesn't hurt that you used my favorite fabric...green bats on black.

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  103. Great blocks! Love all your fabulous halloween fabric too! :)

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  104. Thanks for the great post , love nine patch blocks and made 11 today for a swap. Great blocks!!

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  105. Yeah! You had a ton of fun!! I think the rick rack is a clever addition--thanks for the idea!

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  106. Love the ric rac on the block! All your Wickedness is fabulous!

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