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What’s On My Design Wall

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Having bound the first Disappearing 9-Patch, I’m now working on the backing for the pink and floral Aiming for Accuracy quilt top. I pulled all the pink, purple and floral blocks from my Orphan Quilt Box as a start. I’ve got a whole pile of pink and white bounce HST from an earlier quit and those are going to get made into pinwheels and added to the mix.  Finally I’m going to use this pink and purple butterfly fabric to fill in the gaps.

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Blocks will be rearranged before I’m done.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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Over the weekend I finished cutting the shirt squares. Then I started stitching them into quilt backs. The one pictured above will go with the Orange Disappearing 9-Patch. Pictured below is half of the backing for one of the other Disappearing 9-Patch quilts.

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In the bottom left corner is the stack of quilt tops which I’m planning on quilting. I hope to get all of these backs knocked out this week, then I’ll start a marathon quilting session. I’ve got a 4-day weekend coming up.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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I’ve been cutting up my shirts into 9-inch squares to make the backings for 4 quilts made from shirts. So far I’ve cut 183 squares and I need 410 for the 4 backings. The count should have been 187, but I cut the last shirt back wrong, not once, but twice, resulting in just 2 squares instead of 6. At that point I called it a day.

That pile of strips in the back will eventually become tumblers.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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I’ve started sewing blocks into rows for the Green Disappearing 9-Patch. This is 1/4 of the blocks. Since Monday is a travel day for the Royals, there won’t be a baseball game to distract me after work and I could get this top finished. That is unless we end up going through the clutter in the basement, in which case I’ll carve out enough time to at least get this section done and the next one up on the wall.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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A little bit of progress.  This is the stack of 3-patches for 13 of the big 9-patches. After I get these made, I still have 13 more to make.  I think tonight I’ll listen to the ballgame instead of watching it on television and see if I can make any progress on this quilt.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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Truthfully? Nothing.  But that’s because I finished the Red Disappearing 9-Patch late Friday night. Here’s a better picture than the one I posted Saturday morning. But have no fear, I’ve got my rotary cutter out.  I’m wading back through my shirts, cutting 9″ squares to make backings for the DP9 quilts, tumblers for the leader ender challenge, tracing star points and trimming up the scraps to go into my pre-cut boxes.

When I started cutting for the backing, I thought I’d be lucky to empty half a box, but if I’ll go ahead and take care of scraps instead of folding them back into the box, who knows how much space I’ll have when I’m done.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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This is the 3rd section of the Red Disappearing 9-Patch.  Those white squares are labels I pinned on the blocks to help me order them on the wall.  I have the first two sections sewn together and hanging on my shelves.

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As I look at the top hanging, it seems to give off a different vibe that many of my other quilts.  This seems like a summer quilt – lightweight & cool.  It reconfirms my desire to back it using more shirting fabric.  Once I get the green one done, I’ll pull the shirts back out and piece backs for all three Disappearing 9-patches — although I may have enough backing fabric left from my DWR to do one back.

The quilting will be simple – 3 lines of cross hatching through the blocks going both ways – in red thread.

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What’s on My Design Wall

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Hey, hey. There’s a change on my design wall this week. Ok, not much of one, but I’m not using the same picture.  Last week I took down the Sew Scrappy blocks as I made more progress on the Red Disappearing 9-Patch.  Show me the progress you say?

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Those 4 huge 9-patches will become 12 DP9 blocks.  The stack in the top right corner are 52 blocks waiting to go up on the wall.  I still have 10 more big 9-patches to sew together.  Of course my wall is not big enough for the whole quilt – 11 x 13 blocks – so I’m not sure how I’m going to lay it out.  May just sort the 4 matching blocks into 4 sections and make sure each section looks good.

I started the Tumbler leader/ender Challenge quilt on July 1st as well.  I’ve repurposed the strips I had cut for Rectangle Wrangle to cut tumblers using my Dresden Plate ruler.

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My tumblers are 2-1/2″ tall and so far I’ve got 12 pairs made. I want to be able to mix the colors up in the quilt and so far most the ones I’ve made are red.  My guess is that after the first of the year I’ll start sewing them into rows once I have ton of pairs made.  I need over 1100 tumblers for a small lap quilt and twice that many for twin.  I have 24 sewn together.

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What’s on My Design Wall

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Don’t look now, but Star-A-Day # 112 & #113 have been completed.  For those keeping score at home, I will not have the top done by August 31st/Sept 10th. I would have to make 3 1/2 stars a day and I don’t see that happening. But, I might get it in gear and get a few more stars done this month.

As for my design wall, nothing has changed — except 2 DP9 blocks have fallen off the wall.  I have the next set of 13 9-patches stitched into rows, but have not managed to sew them into blocks yet. Perhaps this week.

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What’s On My Design Wall

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This past week I worked on two projects. The blocks at the top are for Sew Scrappy using my Kansas Troubles fabrics. There are another 20 of the blocks like the one at the bottom of the design wall which need the sashing and cornerstone added, then it will be time to make those 25-patches and get them sashed.

But Saturday evening I decided I needed something a bit more mindless to work on, so I pulled out the red Disappearing 9-patch. This is about 1/4 of the blocks, so they are not in the final order. Given the size of my design wall, I guess I’m going to have to work on this quilt in quarters. The quilt will be 11 blocks wide and I can only get 8 up on the wall.

Finally, I’ve been debating whether or not to join the 2015 Leader & Ender Challenge – Tumblers. I have a L&E project – my postage stamp quilt and I have plenty of pieces currently cut so I really don’t need a new project.  However, aren’t these so cute? Maybe if I can find a quick and accurate way to cut them – preferably without buying a template.

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