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Thread: My 9 patch disappeared!!!

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    Senior Member Lois-nounoe's Avatar
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    My disappearing 9 patch. Took a bit of fiquring out to get this pattern but I like the results. The quilts were for the little girls, Emma 2 and Olivia 5 months, of the guy we get our hay from. I made them for them for Easter.
    I did get brave and Olivia's quilt is my first attempt at machine quilting. Emma's quilt was done by hand cause it was the first made and I chickened out when I wanted to do that one by machine. :oops:


    I embroidered the butterflies in the big center squares. Comes out just like hand quilting on the back.
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    I liked the purple for Emma. It's her favorite color.
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    Olivia's quilt is the 9 patch.
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    Very nice. I am sure they will adore them.

    Kyia

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    Oh, those are beautiful! :)

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    Oh, so pretty! Lucky little girls!

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    Awwwhhhh - these are sooo sweet, really pretty, well done with the machine work too!! :D :D

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    Those are two very precious and beautiful quilts :D Wonderful job on the quilting :D :D

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    Beautiful quilts!!! Love the Strawberry Shortcake fabric!!! And the stitched butterflies are awesome!!! Great idea!

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    Those are very cute........you did a great job. :D

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    Absolutely ADORABLE!!!! Great Work!

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    Absolutely adorable! Your quilting looks wonderful! :D

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    i love your quilts. your color choices are very beautiful. i'm sure these lovely creations will be treasured.
    thanks for sharing.

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    beautiful quilts, just adorable. love the stitched butterflies. thanks for sharing.

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    Very pretty. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you all!! It took me a while to get the pics out of my camera. Been so long that I forgot how. Senior moment. :oops: I went from the little yellow quilt with the machine sewing right to one that is twice the size! Big mistake! I don't know how any of you can machine quilt a full sizer on a regular sewing machine!! going to practice on some pot holders like I should have done in the first place. :wink: Got some block patterns from my Quilt Design Wizard and printed them out for rotory cutting at 6". I think that should be a nice size pot holder don't you? By the way the twin size is coming along okay just not as enthusiastic as I was with the little one. Taking a bit longer. :lol:

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    Those really are adorable, the Strawberry Shortcake one is my favorite. The butterflies were the perfect touch!!

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    Those are so cute!

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    those are beautiful quilts. love both of them.

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    Those are really cute!

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    Lois,

    Loved both the quilts. They are so bright and cheery and I know those lucky little girls will treasure them for years to come. Your butterflies are such a special touch. Great idea.
    I cheat some times and do "big stitch" quilting. It looks good but also helps me to complete a quilt that would otherwise take me forever to hand quilt with normal size quilting stitches.
    I agree with you and don't know how others manage to machine quilt anything larger than a mini. I still haven't mastered machine quilting and get very frustrated. Really need to learn as those UFO's keep piling up and need to be completed before I die. :D

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    Hi Ty! :D The little yellow quilt came out great with a walking foot for the machine quilting. I only ditch stitched it. It was easy. I then got to big for my britches and did a twin!! Now that it's done I think it turned out a lot better then I thought. Will post pic when I take one. :lol: The mom of the two little girls said the 2 yr old drags her purple quilt everywhere she goes! Quite an honor for me! :lol: The other one is only 5 months old. I needed to put something in the squares on the purple quilt so I opted for embroidering the butterflies. That one is hand quilted. I chickened out of machine quilting on that one. The yellow one I did after so I got brave. I really like hand quilting cause I can do that outside on my deck and watch my horses graze in their yards. Love the outdoors! But the machine is a LOT faster!!! Easier on the fingers too! :lol: I don't think I will try anything bigger than a twin on the machine. It is too hard to get it bunched up and you can't control the backing like you can in a hoop, which I use for hand work.

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