Wednesday, 16 April 2014

WIP Mini-Quilt

Wow, its Wednesday already!

I've been busy on another project for Fine Craft Guild doing a mini-quilt or a table mat for total newbies. It has actually been a load of fun deciding which block and how big and then all the photos that need taking of each step of the way.

Here's a quick photo overview -




 Here's the start - choosing fabrics ....












Then came the cutting of the squares..

we cut 4 Light colour blocks - 4.5"
4 Medium colour blocks - 4.5"
and 1 Dark colour block - 1"

 (!! no, not really - 4.5")




I decided that the easiest for a beginner to quilting and patchwork would be a "Nine Patch" block.

Then we sewed the rows and joined it all up....




But Nine Patches are soooooo boring, so we decided to chop it up again......

Loads of fun!




Spin two blocks around and then ....
sew it all back together again!!!






A "Disappearing Nine Patch" is soooo much better. This cute technique can produce so many different looks...


Great for beginners.


 
Making rows of 3x3 blocks
The rows are great, there is no lining up of small bits.
If your seams are correct - 1/4" then everything should work out perfectly without any headaches....

Second row already on and then...


3x3 rows of the finished top of our mini-quilt. The top is 34" (87cm)
Now I just need to do the borders and back...


This is it for Wednesday...
I've finished designing the block for my BOM "In the Garden" and its beautiful!!!

But for now I need to get busy with my block for QAL  Friday.

Thanks to everyone who has been posting photos to our Flickr group - I just love seeing all your hard work. Really wonderful!


Linking up with:


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  Sew Fresh Quilts 


4 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Amazing how that chopping and resewing can really liven up a nine patch! Your WIP is looking fabulous!

Quilt Musings said...

Love the DP9 and the many different choices that go with it! Yours is looking great!

Wendy said...

It looks great. I've never tried a disappearing 9 patch, I should give it a go

Vera said...

That looks like one, two, three and top is done :-) I never done this as I don't find squares very attractive, lol.