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Green Disappearing 9-Patch – The Blog Post



Well, I  had great hopes and dreams of a cool photo shoot of all of the quilts, but that simply is not going to happen.  I haven’t been able to get out during the day — except when the wind is blowing hard or it’s raining — neither are conducive to a quilt photo shoot of a single quilt, let alone multiple quilts. So this is it.  The quilt pinned to the shelves in the sewing room.

This is the 2nd of 3 Disappearing 9-Patches.  It measured about 79″ x 94″ before washing. Based on the picture, I’m guessing it’s about 75″ x 90″ after washing. Hobb’s Tuscany Bleached 100% Cotton batting was used (it’s what I had on hand). It was quilted on my DSM. I used my CarioQuilt thread in Military Gold to do some basic straight stitching.

All the fabric is from recycled shirts, except for the green. I purchased two yards of it, and had enough fabric to make the quilt and a pillowcase — well, I made the cuff narrower so I could make a cuff for Nifty Thrifty as well. Bottom line, there’s no green fabric left.

I started cutting the squares on May 19th, finished the top August 20th and finished the quilt on October 31st.  It was part of the November UFO Parade at Aunt Marti’s, one of my finishes for UFO Busting over at Field Trips in Fiber, it is on my 3rd Quarter Finish Along List (it was on the 3rd quarter list, but it’s the 4th Quarter Finish Along List that I need to link to)  for that On the Windy Side is hosting and of course it is a quilt on my personal Crazy Challenge II list.

Ooh — nearly forgot the pillowcase.


Aiming for Accuracy is Finished!


Yes, Aiming for Accuracy is out of the wash. I love how it crinkled up. I made this as part of a quilt along in 2013 – then modified it slightly making it a tad wider. I started with the pink fabric and then used florals from my stash.  Originally, I was going to just cut squares of the floral fabrics to make the backing, but I got a wild idea.


Starting with the pink and purple butterfly fabric, I combed through my Orphan Block Box for pink, purple and floral blocks and block parts.  I made tons of pinwheels using bonus HST and I still have bonus HST left over.


  • Top Started: 8/4/2013
  • Top Completed: 10/21/2013
  • Quilt Completed: 10/28/2013
  • Batting: Hobbs Tuscany 100% Bleached Cotton
  • Top Thread: Superior Omni Thread in “Verbena”
  • Bobbin Thread: SuperBob in a light lavender – 1 + and I ran out at the end of a row!
  • Used Curly-Q pantograph by Aimee Mahan /Splendid Stitches
  • Susie’s Magic Binding
  • Measures 61″ x 76″ after washing

This quilt is on my list for the 4th Quarter Finish Along – I’m sending it to Aunt Marti for the UFO Parade. It’s also being sent in for the 2015 UFO Busting over at Field Trips in Fiber.  It is part of the Crazy Challenge II which started August 15th.

April’s Progress / May’s Goals

I hoped to have a picture of the finished graduation quilt top for today’ post, but I went backing shopping and came home with BRIGHT ORANGE fabric which will not go on the graduation quilt. It’s getting a dusty black.  So, between now and next Thursday, I need to finish the top, pin it and the backing to the zippers, figure out how I’m going to quilt it and decide on a thread color.

Orca Bay is not quilted either. But I know what thread color I’m going to use (purple on the top, orange on the bottom) and have the backing fabric.  I just need to decide how I’m going to quilt it, make the backing, and pin it to the zippers by the Wednesday after I quilt the graduation quilt.

The third thing I wanted to do in April was make 30 stars for my Star-A-Day quilt. That didn’t happen either. In fact, no stars were made in April.

What did I accomplish? 35 blocks towards the graduation quilt; 2 blocks toward my postage stamp quilt; cut 1-1/2″ charms for the PSQ swap; planted a container vegetable garden (cucumbers & spinach or carrots popped through the dirt today to go with the lettuce from earlier in the week); cleared out a bit of “junk” via Craigslist and Ebay (who knew the price of a vintage ashtray would be more than a few bucks?) ; and worked part of 3 weekends.

  • UFO Busting Report
    • # of Projects in Process April 1st: 63
    • # of Projects Completed: 0
    • # of new Projects started: 0
    • # of Projects in Process April 30th: 63

So, what’s up for May?

  • Finish the graduation quilt by the 16th
  • Finish Orca Bay
  • Trace and cut stars for the Star-Every-Other-Day Quilt (I’m not even certain I can pull that off – we’ll have to see)
  • Regroup on Sew Scrappy – I want to know where I am and what’s left to be done when I go to Retreat in June.
  • Cut squares from my recycled shirts and associated solids for 3 different Disappearing 9-patches in preparation for the Retreat.

In between all of this, I’m attending my niece senior presentation, working one weekend, going to her graduation, babysitting my garden and of course continuing to work full time (I’m taking 2  afternoons off to rent time on the longarm). I probably need to fit in laundry and cooking as well.

I promise to find a picture of something for my next blog post.  Thanks for reading this far.

UFO Busting

I really want to bust a few UFOs. Of course to do that, I need to stop starting new projects.  Over the past 6 years my UFO count – both quilts in progress and tops waiting to be quilted — has fluctuated between a low of 67 in 2012 and a high of 76 in 2011.  As of January 1st the number was 69.  The specifics are listed in the tabs: Tops to be Quilted and Quilts in Progress.

Vicki over at Field Trips in Fiber is hosting a UFO Busting Link up.  She’s asking us to be accountable for the # of UFOs as of the Link Up Day, the # of projects finished since the last link up and the # of project started since the last link up.  I expected that last question may just keep me in line.  This month she is also asking about our oldest UFO.

Here are my first link up #s:

  • Open Projects: 69
  • Projects Started since the last link up: 0
  • Projects Finished since the last link up: 0

As for my oldest UFO — it’s the Christmas BOM which I started in August 2003. I’m patiently waiting for the border fabric to arrive so I can finish the top. Quilting will be down the road, as I  have no idea what color thread to use or how to quilt it.



In the meantime, I finished quilting another UFO and just need to get it squared and bound. Pictures when that happens – hopefully this week.

Here’s this month’s link up.