"Double Nines"

As part of a group project in 2016, we were supposed to make a "9 patch" quilt. I decided to make a double 9 patch, as I've made quite a few Irish chains or a variants of them.

As with all of my group projects/challenges since 2015, I made it from completely upcycled/recycled materials--except for the batting and thread.  I chose blacks and grays, with a red chain.  Since I was using upcycleds, and scrappy, you may actually think I made some mistakes in placement, but I didn't. I just didn't have enough of any one "gray", for example, to make it perfect.  My goal was to do with a gradation of color from the corners, which were a solid black, to darker grays, to light grays and finally to white in the center.

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We are having some very cold weather these days--thus the "snow picture".  We don't often have this cold of weather with snow on the ground.

Here are a few more pictures for your enjoyment.

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The wind couldn't decide which way to blow - 

The back is made up of several different pieces of fabric - all upcycleds. I didn't have enough of any one fabric in these colors to back this with just one fabric.

Since this is a completely unique quilt, I didn't attempt to write up a pattern.  

But I can give you my diagram, if it will help you - 

This is the diagram that I worked off of when making the tiny 9 patches and as I sewed together the quilt top.

This is the diagram that I worked off of when making the tiny 9 patches and as I sewed together the quilt top.

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