I really like the drawing above. it is not new.
But it does make the nine patch a bit of a window.
The eye is window, a filter, a way to look through.
I like how the colored dots give it a full spectrum effect.
Ok, back to cloth.
As an interesting side note to myself... not really remembering the dates or anything, it was the block concept that revolutionized American Quilting. Nine patch being one of the first. Before the quilt block became a popular construction component, most quilt tops were done in larger overall designs. like the medallion. The block was portable and small, easily carried and easy to work in small spaces. Easily used as a building block. More practical. I think this little story about American Quilting tradition so fits here. I just remembered this. Easily carried. Small Journeys. Wow.
As reference, I add here, the original earth beast journal page, back when my pictures were too small.
From this post.