Progress: 9-Patch Pivot for Christmas

One evening this past week, I took an inventory of my quilting projects in progress and on deck. I made a list and broke it down into these categories:

  1. At the quilter (1)
  2. In progress (3)
  3. Cut and ready to sew (2)
  4. Kits I’ve purchased from other shops, waiting to be cut (5)
  5. Kits on order (2)
  6. Fabric bundles on order (2)

I felt kind of embarrassed. Lately, it seems I’ve been doing a lot more buying than actual sewing. (Can anyone else relate?) So, I’ve set a goal to tackle #2 and #3 on the list. Before I start any other new projects, I want to complete the three that are in progress and the two that are cut and ready to sew. Yesterday I set out to accomplish that goal by making some progress on my 9-Patch Pivot for Christmas quilt!

In July I made three blocks and then set this project aside as I got distracted by other things. Luckily, this pattern goes together quickly and is truly one of my favorites to make. I will have this top together in no time and then I can send it off to the quilter.  Yeah!

I released 9-Patch Pivot back in 2019. The pattern calls for 21 fat quarters to create the quilt’s 42 blocks. Each print is represented in the quilt twice (in the dominant block pieces) and numerous times in the 9-patches. It is scrappy but has continuity. There’s joy in watching the beautiful fabrics shine as each block unfolds. My Christmas version features Christmas Eve by Lella Boutique for Moda.

Below I’ve included some photos of the other versions of 9-Patch Pivot that I have made in the past. It’s a versatile pattern that finishes at 66″ x 77″. It is available on my Etsy shop in PDF format.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Wish me luck on my sewing goal! I hope you have a great week!



9-Patch Pivot (original)
This version features Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda

9-Patch Pivot (a graduation quilt)
This version features Lollipop Garden by Lella Boutique for Moda



6 thoughts on “Progress: 9-Patch Pivot for Christmas

  1. Oh, I SO understand where you’re coming from with projects to be done! Although I force myself to finish a project and have it ready for quilting, I’m constantly collecting new patterns and fabric to add to my ‘up next’ list! I love this Christmas version of your 9-Patch Pivot! I may have to get this pattern! 😁

    1. It really is a never-ending battle, isn’t it? ha ha!! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  2. Your quilts and color choices are always so inspiring. Actually, I wish you would decorate my house as the photo glimpses of yours are so beautiful and calming! LOL! And yes, I too have far too many UFOs and projects that I want to do.

    1. Oh thank you for your kind words Gina! I think everybody’s house looks good in those photo glimpses. And then we all have messes or things we’re not so fond of just off camera. ha!

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