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.

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.

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


  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

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

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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

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

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

  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

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

  6. Love the blues and yellows together, Joy.

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

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

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  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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