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Disappearing 9-Patch #3

greendp9topThe Green Disappearing 9-Patch is now a top. That makes 3 I’ve made this summer. Now it’s on to the quilt backs. I have 50 squares cut from the shirts and I need 410. That number is up from the original 320 as I will be finishing Nifty Thrifty this fall as well.

I’ll cut all the squares for the backings, then alternate piecing a backing with quilting a top.  That should give my shoulders and neck a break.


Half a Quilt Top


I suppose technically, it’s just shy of half of the quilt top as there are 7 rows in the bottom half. Here’s the 3rd section ready to be stitched together. (The white squares are tags with a letter or number so I know where to put the block.)


What’s On My Design Wall


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.

See what others are working on by following the links over at Patchwork Times.



Last night after watching the first inning of the ballgame, I turned the radio on and started sewing 3-patches into 9-patches.  23 done, 10 to go.  Here they are sorted “lights and darks”. I have no idea where the remaining 10 will fall.  I’ll have to stitch them to see.

What’s On My Design Wall


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.

See what others are working on by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

What’s On My Design Wall



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.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.

The Red Disappearing 9-Patch is a Top!


Perhaps it’s because the Royals went to the World Series last fall, but I find myself wanting to watch the baseball games. Last night was no different since we weren’t working in the yard. But at the same time, I knew I only had about 2 hours of work left on the Red Disappearing 9-Patch. I decided I would sew and listen to the game on the radio.  That’s when I discovered that my trusty CD Player/Radio box wouldn’t switch to AM! I think my husband thought I was crazy, but he couldn’t get the switch to move either.  He finally remembered this work site radio out in the garage. I really need to dust it off.

With the game on, I finished up the DP9 before the 7th inning stretch.


I took it back to show my husband and the cats followed.  When it stops raining I’ll try to get better picture.

Wednesday Fun




Or not.  It was dry enough to work in the yard again, so I got drafted for chipper duty. The top picture shows part of the largest brush pile. Where the grass is longer is what I chipped up.  It only fills 1/2 of a trash can.  I can’t remember what the humidity was this afternoon, but the “feels like” temperature was 95 degrees Fahrenheit and I was feeling it. Over 45 minutes 3 bottles of water and one trip to the sewing machine to repair a seam on the catcher.

Three hours of recovery later, I finally got to the sewing machine.  I stitched the blocks in the first two rows of the current section of the Red Disappearing 9-Patch. The rest will have to wait for another day.


I also stitched a few Tumblers as my leader/enders. The cut pile is getting short so I see more cutting in my future.



What’s On My Design Wall


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.


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.

See what others are working on over at Patchwork Times.


Red DP9 Blocks


All 144 of the Red Disappearing 9-Patch blocks are made. I’ll use 143 in the quilt in an 11 x 13 setting. My design wall is not large enough to for even half of the blocks, so I’m going to work in quarters. But that’s for another day. This evening is Stitch & Chat. My plan is to start sewing the Green Disappearing 9-Patch blocks.

The carburetor is supposed to be in for the chipper and the sun is supposed to shine, so I expect I’ll spend the weekend outside working on the yard.