I made these fun asymmetrical 9 patch blocks using a "stack and whack" method. I wanted to visualize how they would look when they were all put together in a quilt.
Here is a link to a page with three stack and whack tutorials:
For this quilt I used the Crazy Nine Patch Lattice Tutorial from the site above. I used 9 different fabrics in three different colors. Because I layered the fabrics brown, blue, green repeat, the blocks kind of look like they are woven.
I wanted to get an idea of what I could do with this block, so I laid all the blocks out on the floor and took a look. First I put them side by side.
Then I put them on a piece of background fabric with a little space around them to represent sashing...
Then I set them on point, I tried it with four pieced blocks...
and another version with five.
All of the layouts had something unique to offer, but I ended up making the quilt like the first lay out because I liked the woven look for this application. This quilt is featured in a post from back in May. You can see a picture of it finished and read more about it here: Jordan's Quilt