I teach the 9-patch block as a beginner project. At the end of the 6-week course I like to introduce the students to different ways they can set their blocks for future quilts.
|the blue and white is a 9-patch block|
The quilt was made in Quebec. It use to be red, white and blue but the red has faded into a lovely shade of pink. The construction is unusual. It is machine pieced and hand quilted but the back is a good quality (high thread count) bed sheet and the maker had some difficulty getting all the way through the layers with her needle and quilting thread.
I have put it in the guest room. Diane is happy her 'baby' is going to a good home.