I've been working on my slashed african 9-patches and I'm happy to report I'm halfway done - no dragging there!
This is a pile of 10 slashed 9-patches. I decided on a 4x5 layout for this quilt, with each block trimmed down to 12-1/2 inches.
You know there always has to be one oddball in the group, and here it is:
When I made my first slash on this one, I made a mistake and slashed it top-to-side, rather than top-to-bottom. To make it large enough, I had to add another slash and I was *this* close to tossing it out! But look...
Trimmed down, it doesn't look too-too bad, right? I think it's a keeper!
Here are six of the blocks on my design wall, just to see what they look like as a group:
For maximum variety I wanted some blocks to have two slashes, and some three. I'll need to do some twisting, turning, and fancy shuffling when I do my final layout, but I think this will work as a throw! It's different, anyway.
So that's 10 down, 10 more to go. I'll make border decisions after they're all done, something with a small-scale pattern maybe? We'll see.
I hope you've all been enjoying the Red, White and Blue blog hop, there are some great blocks being posted! You can find the daily list on Jane's blog - http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/ And here's the master list: http://janesfabrics.blogspot.com/2012/05/redwhiteblue-blog-hop-schedule.html Go forth and enjoy!
Sew forth and sew on