Friday, August 23, 2013

Quilt Shot Block #9 ~ Disappearing 9 Patch


Made this lap quilt last week for my beloved neighbors across the street that
gradually disappeared over the past month
 to southern GA to be closer to family.
 I will miss them dearly.
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I know you've seen this pattern everywhere on the Internet,
but I put a tut together anyway.
I needed to make a quilt fast, so I cut strips 5 ½" which was the width of my cutting ruler.
Sew 3 strips together; then cut those across in 5 ½" strips.

Make a 9 patch with those strips.

 Cut exactly through the middle in both directions.


I flipped opposite corners, but you can make any design you like.
Then sew the one you like together.

My stack of cut up 9 patches with the pin on the side to be sewn.
This was my first attempt at free motion quilting.

 I embroidered quilts my neighbor made for her son and daughter. She had several Bible verses put on the quilts. I had not known about "Inspiration" quilts until then. So, I put one small "inspiration" on their quilt and signed it. Yes, I'm lucky my signature is an inspiration as well, so I also freehand signed as well.

This quilt is made from curtain fabric.  I intend for it to have some rugged use on the beach.

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Sharing at several Linky Parties.
Thanks to the FREE programs:
possibly used for this post
GIMP for cropping & other digital effects
 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo
PicMonkey creating collages used on this page


13 comments:

  1. How sad to have your neighbors disappear like that! I bet you will miss them... Super cute quilt you made them! They are so fortunate..... :)

    hugs x Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  2. what a sweet parting gift! I'm sure they'll love it!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. Thank-you Kelly. That means a lot coming from someone that is fantastic with quilt making.

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  3. I love your quilt. It is a work of art. What a nice gift.

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  4. I love how you did a gif to show us. The swirl top stick is awesome! Love it!

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  5. Beautiful! No matter how many times I see this quilt pattern or...make it I still love it! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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    1. Thank-you. I agree Connie and it's fun to see the many different ways you can arrange it.

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  6. Love the blues and yellows together, Joy.

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  7. Cute! I like the spiral quilting you did. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  8. Gorgeous. What a special talent you have. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. It's tough when people move away that we have been close to but what a wonderful way to send them off and such a thoughtful gift that they will always have to remember you and the home they left behind. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.
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