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Thursday, October 31, 2013

LOVING THE NINE PATCH


DISAPPEARING NINE PATCH QUILT - STAGE 2



This is a stage that I really like.
Lots of pinning then off you go!


Creating lots of nine patch blocks in my favourite colour combination - blue and yellow.
 
 


Probably about half way there with the nine patches.

Then it will be time to cut them into four pieces, mix them up  and sew them back together again.

It's a crazy business this patchworking !!

Cheers.
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  1. What?? Crazy business alright ~ seing them together, cutting them up, mixing them up and then sewing them back together. Can't wait to see the end result and it might all make sense to us no nothings :)

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    1. Could take quite a while Carol but I like to have a crafty project of some sort on the go and it's getting too warm for crochet.

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  2. Such lovely colours, it will look stunning when you have finished. I do like the disappearing nine patch.

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    1. Hope so Elizabeth. Think it might have been you that got me started on the disappearing 9 patch.

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  3. It's lookg great Helen. Can't wait to see it when you cut it and rearrange the patches.

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    1. Getting close to having enough Jane.

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  4. What happened to the "in" in Looking?! Oops.

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  5. I am surprised that Tony hasn't taken up quilting yet as I am aware that most Australian men are into embroidery, knitting and other textile crafts. Can't you teach him?

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    1. Not a lot of time for quilting after spending the day fighting off killer kangaroos and snakes !

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    2. I like quilts and quilting. But my absolutely favourite bit of this post is Tony replying to YP's audacious suggestion. Tony Rocks!

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    3. Somebody needs to put him in his place Katherine !

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  6. Helsie, it is so pretty! And I like it much better than anything bought. The combination I like best is the first one but all them look great together. You will undoubtedly inspire a lot of people to try quilting.

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    1. Kind of you to say so David. I'm only a beginner but am enjoying the journey.

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  7. Beautiful fabrics! I love the nine patch too. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Hope it turns out as well as I hope Louise.

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  8. what beautiful fabrics ... I like that you threw a geometric in, among the lovely florals. Take pics before you slice it up!

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    1. I'm a bit scared the geometric will not look right. I nearly have enough now so will lie them all out on the bed for a photo before I start chopping.

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  9. I love this stage too - everything starts to look like an actual quilt top! Lovely fabrics and colours Helsie.

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    1. I'm loving this 9 patch stage Shay. My kind of sewing and great practise. I'm matching my seams up really well.

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  10. I like the combination of blue and yellow too. It would look great in our new wood cottage, the colours complimenting the warmth of the wood, Sadly Marcia is ultra modernist which is why I only have my little corner for my old desk and bookshelf!

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  11. Tony likes modern too Tom. It's a constant battle here and the house is a bit of a mish mash as a result.

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