I was thrilled to discover that I still know how to sew a 9 patch:
My corners even lined up. I "cheated" and finger pressed the rows and didn't get up from the machine until the block was finished. Hey, it worked great. Then I took that nine patch and whacked it into four pieces.
Guess what? I even remembered how to do a D9P (disappearing nine patch)
Even though this is not a Christmas fabric line, with the reds and greens it feels nice and festive for the holiday season. I usually lay out a D9P this way. However, there are other ways you can do it. One I saw did it using the small squares and bars as sashing and cornerstones. It looked great. However I like the way this layout works out. The un-cut squares seem to float in this setting. If you do it a limited selection of fabrics you really see the pattern that develops.
Here is a picture of one I made a year or more ago so you can see what I mean.
I did add a piano key border on the sides of it. Don't let that confuse your eyes.
Ahh... My mojo has returned. I am excited all over again about sewing. Remember if you "lose your mojo" to just take a few days off then work on something simple. The elegance of simplicity can get you back into your groove!