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Thread: DNP: Time Warp

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    DNP: Time Warp

    This lap quilt is a Disappearing Nine-Patch (6 squares wide by 8 squares long).

    In the fall of 2011, my aunt gave me 51 nine-patch quilt squares she found in her basement (dry, no smell, great condition). The fabric is likely from the 1930’s or ‘40’s. Some thoughts on the raw squares:

    • 51 is an odd number but not a prime number. A quilt 3 squares wide by 17 squares long would have used all the squares. I don’t know what you’d do with quilt that long and thin.
    • The center square of all 51 squares was orange polka-dot. I tried to connect the squares as constructed but I couldn’t make heads or tails of a pattern …
    • So, I found instructions and pictures to create a disappearing nine-patch from nine-patch squares. I sliced, diced, and reconstructed. Hence, what it is.
    • I was going to bind the quilt with the backing fabric but light blue binding wasn’t grabbing me. Brown binding! Ahh. Serenity.

    The working title of the quilt was “What Louise Found in Her Basement … “. I settled on “Time Warp” due to the elapsed time between someone starting the quilt and the quilt completed.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Kate

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    That is so cool. I love the fact that you brought something lovely back to life.

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE it. What a treasure.
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    Oh, I just love 1930's prints.... they are such fun... Nice job planning the color placements

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    Good save!
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    Just beautiful. Glad you were able to figure something out to use them.

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    Your quilt is beautiful, and more than that, it is interesting.

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    Very beautiful D9P. Great that it was made from family blocks!

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    Oh, you did great and the brown was perfect. You are one talented person. Great finish!
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    I think you did it! Great save to an old quilt.
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