Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Disappearing 9 Patch

This quilt sat, just like this, on my frame for 2 weeks, waiting for me to recover from the flu.  Poor lonely quilt.

  I am very happy to be well enough to quilt again.  This quilt originated as a fabric swap in my guild, Friends and Needles, plus we each added 10 additional fabrics of our own.  We used 1/2 WOF strips, to get more variety.  It has been fun to see how differently they all turned out.  The quilt was constructed as a Disappearing 9-patch.  The large squares finished at 2". 

I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt this, and then I saw Kathy's Oak Leaves quilt at Tamarack Shack, and knew that's what I wanted to do.  I'd been wanting to try some freehand continuous curve with my new machine.  Love the puffy little pillows that result. 
 There's a neat secondary pattern on the back too...
 I feathered the borders, but it doesn't show well on the front.

 I really love this border fabric.  I had bought all they had at the store, but then cut my borders a little too wide.   I was in luck, however, as my friend Gail had some of the same fabric left over from a project.  Thanks Gail.  It might be hard to give this one away.

 and  I SID'd (stitch in the ditch) the narrow inner border, because I still need SID practice...I'm getting better at 'in the ditch' instead of 'near the ditch'.
 This last picture is a better representation of the color of the backing.  It's a green that looks really nice with the top.

Sew-fine 403 thread top and bobbin, Legacy wool batting.  The quilt was 53x64 1/2 before quilting, 52x63 1/2 after quilting. 


  1. That's a great idea, I never though about a fabric swap with that pattern, I'll have to keep that in mind for our guild.
    Glad my post gave you some ideas for your quilt and thanks for the link :)

  2. What a beautiful, vibrant quilt! Love the border fabric too. How fun to figure out what neat patterns to put on there just with the quilting process. Gotta learn to quilt!

  3. What a gorgeous quilt! I love all the colours and the wonderful effect made with the squares/borders. Well done.