Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1st Project of this year

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I'm slow,
like really slow

Compared to others, who are well on their way to completing their third, even fourth project
I am way behind.

But, I am me

So, here is a quilt project that I cut out and started before the New Year rang in.

I knew that the couple/young lady was decorating with browns, maroon, tans, etc.
I chose most of the above fabrics to use.

This is called a "disappearing nine" pattern.
You cut squares, join them in a nine patch, then cut those squares
 into quarters.
I joined them randomly and this is the finished quilt.
 It is about 41" square. I have liked making these smaller lap sized quilts.
They are easy to manage under the machine and quicker.

Mr really likes the colors on this one and so do I.
The back after being washed and dried looks so comfy and crinkly.
 I did some random or meandering quilting.
Hidden words in the quilting. SHH!

I just had to play around with the settings on the camera

I will be sending it along with a friend when she visits in a few weeks.
Hopefully the young couple will forgive me for being late on their wedding gift.

Linking to:
over at JAQS Studio: Made by me

Now, onto some other quilt projects.
I want to try a zig-zag pattern for a gift to a friend. (it is mostly cut)
I have several friends who are having babies in the next few months, like 6 or 7!
I want to make myself a quilt sometime, but I can wait.


  1. I like this one, great job! And you do need to make one for yourself!

    1. Thank you, thank you. I have the fabric, if I even get brave enough to cut into it.

  2. This is beautiful! What a thoughtful gift. I am sure it will be treasured!

  3. I love this. Someday I am going to tackle making a quilt.

    1. Try a small project at first and work up. A table runner made from some vintage prints might work. You will know it when you see it.

  4. Helen,
    thank so much for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a sweet word of encouragment.
    I wanted to compliment you on your lovely quilt. Great quilting, love the pattern you used and my all time favorite part is the way you bound it. Very cool decorative stitch really puts the finishing touch on the quilt.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing your great project at JAQS Studio "Made by ME" linky party.

    I featured you today! :)



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