Isn't this just hilarious!! I wish I had a dollar for every time I've told Gypsy,
"Make up your mind, in or out!!!" LOL!!!!
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Now to get back to the serious stuff (*grin*)....
I am really enjoying working on these happy and quick Disappearing Nine-Patch blocks!
It's a good thing I chose this pattern for Raney's quilt, because now I can finish it up quickly and get it to her before she heads off to her first year of college :*) I'm thinking of naming it "Raney Days & Mondays".... gotta love the Carpenters!!!!
I thought I'd share a little bit about the process for those who have not seen it before. If you want to know more, there are a ton of tutorials on the web!
As a reminder from my post HERE, these are the fabrics I chose from the paint chips my sister sent me....
I had so much fun cutting into these sweet-as-cotton-candy pastels! I started by cutting a number of 5-inch squares out of each fabric. You can cut them any size, depending on how big you want your blocks and your final quilt to be. I cut enough of the 5-inch squares out of the purple "zing" fabric to have one in the middle of each nine-patch.
Then I sewed up a million nine-patches.... okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a little bit :*)
This is where my 17-inch Olfa Rotating Mat really came in handy!
I just placed each nine-patch on the mat and cut it in half. Then I turned the mat and cut it in half again. Because I didn't have to move the pieces after the first cut, they stayed in place which made the second cut easy!
This gave me 4 blocks from each nine-patch that looked like this.
Now here's where the fun part begins!!!! Just start rearranging the blocks to get a design that you like and sew them back together. Easy peasy =^..^=
Here are all of my blocks on the design wall ready to be sewn together.
This picture is not great because I took it rather late Tuesday night when I got finished arranging them. I'll post a better picture in the light after they are all sewn together :*)
That's all there is to a Disappearing Nine-Patch! The next time you are in a time crunch and need a quick quilt that still gives a lot of visual PUNCH... remember to try this pattern! I've seen it done as a two color scrappy, in reds/whites/blacks.... the list of ways you can make this quilt is endless!
This quilt was my project for the NewFO Challenge for July! Thanks Barbara =^..^=
I am also linking up with.....
* WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced
* Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
* Really Random Thursday at Live a Colorful Life
* Trying New Things Tuesday at Jo's Country Junction.
Hugs & Blessings!