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Thread: Disappearing 9 patch

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    Being hot as Hades today I figure stay at home wrapped around the AC and to give the disappearing 9 patch a shot. Leslee pointed me in its direction at the beginning of the week and it's been playing havoc in the noodles ever since (quilter!). Have any of you played with this much?

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    I am not familiar with that one. Explain it if you would.

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    Easy! Take a nine patch, cut into quarters, rearrange and re-sew.

    http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/04/disappearing-9-patch-tutorial.html

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    Cool! Make sure you share pictures. Love to see them when you are done.

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    Great Link Steve, thank you :D Post a picture of your patches, I know we would all love to see them! Now you have me thinking about some batiks I have and how this might just be a fun quilt to make with them. :?: :-) :?:

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    That is really neat. I never heard of it either. But I hve added to my to do list.

    Steve< can't wait to see yours when you get it done.

    Thanks

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    Real men quarter it on the diagonal.

    tim in san jose

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    Aren't you supposed to be headed to the Chili Pepper festivals in New Mexico, Tim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Real men quarter it on the diagonal.

    tim in san jose
    because i love you, i'll let this slide without comment
    :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Well Tim, you could, but then it would be something all together different. It might be an nice for a future project, though for now looking at the sixteen is enough for my eyes.

    Got the initial rotary cutting done and am sewing the nines next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmaker101
    Aren't you supposed to be headed to the Chili Pepper festivals in New Mexico, Tim?
    I wish. I sleep and green chiles dance in my head, leaving trailmarks across my tongue.

    tim not in Santa Fe

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    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter
    Real men quarter it on the diagonal.

    tim in san jose

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Well Tim, you could, but then it would be something all together different. It might be an nice for a future project, though for now looking at the sixteen is enough for my eyes.

    Got the initial rotary cutting done and am sewing the nines next.
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    because i love you, i'll let this slide without comment
    :mrgreen: :lol:
    Of course. It doesn't even work real well. I was just being silly.

    What you wind up with is a mini variation of YBR. That Steve, is a pattern you might investigate some day, or of course Patrices "Road to Freedom", another fine example of multi-sized and placed blocks she designed herself.

    tim in san jose

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    Well, for me it's all worth the thought though. Twisting around ideas to create is something almost par for the quilting course. Besides, itís fun to see what will happen if you throw the switch and just add a bit of lightning.

    I just noticed my "strings" are already collecting up. I'd not even given it a thought before, but the string quilt will, out of necessity, happen too. Fun!

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    Got a few patches done and though a bit frustrating at first, it ended up kind of fun. I gave a go at chain piecing and that was interesting and time saving. The thing with the disappearing 9 patch is that the small squares tended well, to disappear. I was working with three-inch squares, but suggest at least five inches. It will be fun when I've got a couple dozen patches to lay out and play with.

    Mostly it was weird cutting up fabric, sewing it together, cutting it up and sewing it again. I really felt the part of a mad scientist gone amuck with fabric. It showing all the promise of a pretty nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Mostly it was weird cutting up fabric, sewing it together, cutting it up and sewing it again. I really felt the part of a mad scientist gone amuck with fabric. It showing all the promise of a pretty nice quilt.
    That is how I made the quadrille twister in my avatar, I really hesitated to cut up the blocks I had just sewn together. It freaked me out but the end result was well worth it.

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    It's beautiful.

    This new quilt should be more colorful than the last, or at least more for a child in my mind. Blues and yellows in abundance; I wonder how I'm going to quilt it though. Very small no doubt!

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    I saw this technique on another site http://quiltingpassion.com/blocks/pieced/ninepatchvariation/index.html.

    I tried it with an existing 9 patch that I made from scraps when I first learning to make a 9-patch. I'm very new to quilting. Just started this year.

    I really like it and can't wait to make a lap quilt out of it.

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    Well...

    I put six together and they got a little wonky, but the technique is interesting. The hardest part is ending up with a lot of cornering squares at odd places and the differing fabrics of course stretching at different paces. Still it was a fun experiment and I might go ahead and use it. Does it look too off?

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    Could a lot of the flaws be hidden with an in the ditch quilting pattern?

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    Awesome Steve.... I love the design and the colors :D :D :D Doesn"t look that far off to me....

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    tndrsroni, Pretty colors, love the combination....post pictures when you get it done :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Could a lot of the flaws be hidden with an in the ditch quilting pattern?
    in a "pattern" like that, there are no such things as flaws. it looks random enough you shouldn't worry about gafarbles. they just add character. :wink:

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    I do see the "wonky" ness you are referring to...however...I've had that happen with a few squares and then I added more and the wonky went walking! so give it some more and see what happens....maybe square things up as you go??? just a thought?


    ps.....colors are awesome!!!

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    I nearly blew it off as a good idea until everyone at work commented on how beautiful it was, now I feel compelled to go ahead and work it up to a quilt. Looking at it now, I can see where a child would love the colors and activity.

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    Can't wait to see it done, it will be a lucky child who gets this :D

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