One section of the Film at Five quilt involves 9-patch blocks. But, not your average 9-patch blocks. Eight of the nine pieces are all background with a single colored block in the center.
I find myself precisely cutting nine pieces and sewing them together. Of course, there is an alternative that would use two rectangles top and bottom with three squares in the center piece, but somehow that feels wrong.
Is this unnecessary piecing? Am I being obsessive? Somehow, it seems important, but maybe it is just silly. What do you think?