My Circle of Nine books came the other day and this was the first time I had a chance to read them and play with the idea. This is just a first effort to familiarize myself with the design idea but I can see how using this setting with different choices for blocks and spacers can give lots of different looks. Changing how far the blocks are offset and/or adding frames to them creates even more variations. Some options are busier than I like and the piecing fussier but others are fairly simple and easy. I will say I’m more interested in the design possibilities than I am of making the actual quilts in the books but that’s why I bought them – to use the setting/concept to make my own designs.

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