There's always something to learn from the quilting community. Virginia shared this method of making a 9-patch. So, sew easy starting with two contrasting 8" squares. Sew and cut, re-position, sew and cut. And, there you have it.
Virginia is always full of inspiration. She brought a tee-shirt she had printed for the Piney Needles Quilt Guild of which she is also a member. It's a simple thing, but what a huge impact! A printed flowering 9-patch for each member to personalize.
And, you had better watch out what you say around her! At a recent retreat she was all ears and like a mocking bird, made a note and then had each phrase printed on fabric. How to make memories sing! I'll say.
Oh, there was more. Much more which I'll save for another post.