Rick Rack Nine Patch

Somethings things conspire to seduce me into a project that was not in my plan. In this case, SIL #2 had me using her Accuquilt to cut the leftovers of the shirts into pieces she could use later. She asked me and I was happy to do the cutting, especially since she was sewing buttons on one of the shirts.

This task made me think about my ever increasing amount of scraps. Despite my active efforts to use them, they seem to multiply anyway.

Then Torie showed me Bonnie Hunter’s Rick Rack Nine Patch and told me how she was doing leaders and enders, making the 9 patches that would end up as a Rick Rack Nine Patch quilt. Hhmm.

You can see a really good example at Lisa’s Kreativseite. Don’t be scared. She writes in German and in English. There are some examples on Bonnie Hunter’s site, but it is from her book, Adventures in Leaders and Enders.

I’d have to cut up a lot of scraps, but I am thinking about doing it anyway, partially due to my overfull scrap drawers. I have other leaders and enders projects (can you say Black & Grey Teenaged Boy Quilt? What about Octagon Nine Patch?), but somehow using the Accuquilt and really cutting up scraps appeals to me right now.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

6 thoughts on “Rick Rack Nine Patch”

  1. I really like that rick rack nine… I’m needing to cut more squares for my leaders and enders box…it sits beside the machine. I am so in the habit of sewing them, that it doesn’t feel right to start or finish without them!

    1. Cutting is something you can do in the small bits of time that appear in the middle of the day or evening. Fill up that box! You don’t have to use scraps. Cut some of your pretties.

  2. This is a perfect project for your Accuquilt, all 2″ squares. Well, not the background I guess. This is also my next CA leaders and enders project. I pulled together fabrics from stash this past week as I’m using both stash and scraps. Hopscotch Butterscotch awaits me in TX. I agree with Susan. Once you get in the habit, it doesn’t feel right not to sew that way.

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