The charm packs finally came in the mail a few days ago and I could finally give it a try. I'm glad I ordered the charms packs because the fabrics weren't as bright as I expected and I'm not sure I would buy some of the fabrics that I thought I would have. I do love how all of the fabrics work together. This might end up being a cute quilt for a baby girl.
Onto the actual creation of the crazy 9 patch... I created piles of 9 squares each, trying to mix up the colors in each pile. I ended up with 8 piles total since there were 40 squares in each of the 2 packs I had. I finished one pile and am in the middle of working on the other 7. I might need to order one more so that I can have 12 total. That way, I can combine the 9 squares from each pile into a block and have a quilt that's 3x4 blocks. Right now, it's tough to do something with only 8 blocks.
Here are the finished crazy 9 patches with one pile. They end up being about 4 inches square once complete. 7 more piles to go!
I think I might add some sashing in between each square. It's still a work in progress. Maybe I'll turn these 9 into one block using sashing and then combine the others with a different color sashing. Just a thought. We'll see how things progress as I finish the other piles. This is going to be fun. I'm enjoying making things up as I go along. This is really the first quilt that I'm doing it with. I guess it means that I'm getting to be really comfortable after quilting for 6+ years now to be more adventurous.
I'm curious, have you used charm packs before? If so, what have you done with them besides just sewing the 5 inch blocks together?