i am also working on my 9 patch. i found more scraps of my fabric and so i think i'm going to be able to make it bigger than i thought. i really don't like messing with sashing so i'm boxing them in as i go. origanally i wasn't going to use sashing but i didn't want to match up all those seams so i reconsidered! :) hope you had a great holiday weekend. have a great day!