Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A post about quilts…..really!!

 

I am reminded that the name of this blog is “Quilts and Other Stuff” and lately it seems that I have been posting almost entirely about OTHER STUFF.   So, it is with great enjoyment that I am finally getting to write about quilts!!

Sometime back I posted about making a “Disappearing Nine Patch” quilt (post is here) for one of our guild charity projects.  I wasn’t completely happy with the quilt top and decided to try it again but this time to plan my fabrics a bit more.

SO, instead of making it completely scrappy, I used the same fabric for each of the centers of the Nine-Patch and also used the same fabrics for the four surrounding squares so that the blocks looked like this…..

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They were then sliced into quarters and formed into blocks that look like this….

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The final top looked like this, although the photo doesn’t do the colors justice ….

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The really fun thing about this top is that it only took 1 hour and 20 minutes to put it together, including the borders!!

It is now in the hands of the long-arm quilter and will soon be handed to a deserving individual.   I hope it brings them much joy!!!

2 comments:

Karen said...

These always end up with interesting patterns. And I agree that it is so handy to have something come together so easily.

Maggi said...

Such a simple design and yet the end result is so effective. Someone is going to love this.

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