Many moons ago, I started using monochromatic nine patches with two inch squares as leaders and enders. First I made Mai Tai Sunrise. The alternate blocks are frames nine patches.
It was so much fun that I kept making nine patches the next year and turned them into these double framed versions. This one was called Nine Carat Diamonds.
So last year I had more nine patches, and set them aside to set as a square in a square with alternating light and dark triangles. These guys still need to be finished. I have several finished rows and plenty of nine patches I think. They just need the corner triangles and a bit of assembly.
So, speaking of finishing and assembling things. I could not help but to notice last week that A LOT of us keep making blocks year after year and failing to turn them into finished quilts! It seemed to be the recurring theme of last weeks post from all of our returning rainbow scrap quilters. So, in an effort to encourage a bit more finishing, I am planning to have a special linky party on the last day of each month. It will be reserved for finished rainbow scrap challenge quilts. The first linky will come on Tuesday January 31st. Start thinking now about whether or not you have a not quite finished rainbow scrap project in the wings that could be put together in time. Any finished top will do. It doesn't even have to be quilted yet to qualify.
Until then though, every Saturday will still be business as usual. Misterlinky is ready to go today for all of your regular rainbow scrap progress. January is all about purple this year.