Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blue/yellow disappearing nine patch

Here is a picture of the quilt I was talking about yesterday which I finally found, it now needs to be quilted. It was so fast to put together as I used 7" squares for the nine patch so I only made 9 squares. This was made because of sale my friend Linda and I found and couldn't resist. It was a tube of precut blue 7" squares on for half price and we said if you mixed that with some yellow scraps we have wouldn't it be nice; so we swapped some yellow squares and started sewing and here it is. Now back to sewing machine to complete one with 4 1/2" squares.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hello September

Here we are a new month and looking for a quilt top. I would like to use it as a sample for a quilt I am teaching. I know I saw it a few weeks ago but where was it?
After at least 10 containers a lightbulb moment; in the tub at the bottom of the stack of tubs. Why there? not sure but there it was. Now to put everything away, it really needs to all be pulled out and sorted again but I'm not sure where to start.
Anyway it wasn't meant to be a mystery what I was looking ; it is a yellow and blue disappearing 9 patch that I made at last fall's retreat. It was a wonderfully quick quilt top but it is now time for it to be finished. It was made from 7" squares so I only made 9 - 9 patch blocks - cut -re-sew and it is 58" square. I will post a picture tomorrow, this will make a good example of what else you can do with disappearing nine patch.
I also sorted a number of 4 1/2" blocks into light and dark to make another nine patch.