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Thread: My Disappearing Nine Patch DISAPPEARED

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    a regular here Demshine's Avatar
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    :roll: :shock: :-o Seriously!

    This was my first attempt at the DNP, and thought the two christmas prints would work...but didn't :cry:

    So, I took a different approach... :lol: Added some coordinating prints to bring out the colors .... and TA DA! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I like it now, I GUESS :roll: (AFTER TALKING MYSELF OUT OF RIPPING IT APART). :evil: But only you guys would know what I meant if I called it the Disappearing Nine Patch that DISAPPEARED! CAMO CHRISTMAS :?:

    I showed it to my son (10 years old) his reaction was "Wow". :lol:
    I showed it to my husband and his reaction was .... well lets just say that I shouldn't have asked :evil:

    OK, so I need your honest opinions here....should I finish it? Or should I put it on the wall to remind me what NOT to do again?

    Thanks!

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    Oh finish it.....that is cute and the son loved it!! But now you can make another one....:-)

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    Finish it. If you don't want to keep it or gift it, you can always donate it.

    I actually like it.

    Kyia

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    Finish it. Once you have quilted it - it will look different.
    Put it down to experience. If you really still hate it donate it, or let the son that likes it have it. You could always applique something on the squares with the little stars.
    Kyiav10 you must have answered while I was writing. :D

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    I think that is a good idea that Kyia had about appliqueing some bright red simple stars on the white blocks, but I think its lovely as it is anyway, I think the problem was lack of contrast in the fabrics, such a shame as your work is lovely :D

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    I like it!

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    Finish it and give it to your son who loves it.

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    i love it..... please finish it. you did such a good job

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    :lol: :lol: "I showed it to my husband and his reaction was .... well lets just say that I shouldn't have asked " Too funny.

    Finish it. Give to your son with know a pretty quilt when he sees one.

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    Finish it! I think you will be much happier with it once it is completed. Thnaks for sharing. I love christmas stuff.

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    I'd finish it too. Especially if your son liked it. :-)

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    Definitely finish it and give it to your son -- he has good taste :!:

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    I like it. My vote is to finish it.

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    i like it, haven't attempt the DNP on my to do list. Yes i agree with the other ladies , finish it and make more. I can send you my addy if you don't want to keep it, (giggles). Thanks for sharing.

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    I like it. Sometimes I just have to put a project aside if I'm not in love with it or it takes FOREVER to do. I think the disappearing nine is such a neat little pattern & have planned to do an Ispy that way. You just have to be careful to keep your novelties on the outside 4 corners so they aren't cut with the rotary. I want to jump on that but am mid project and promised myself I'd stick to the Boston Challenge. NEW YEARS IS FAST APPROACHING!!!
    Happy Sewing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    I think that is a good idea that Kyia had about appliqueing some bright red simple stars on the white blocks, but I think its lovely as it is anyway, I think the problem was lack of contrast in the fabrics, such a shame as your work is lovely :D
    THANKS for all the comments. It is suppose to go to a fundraiser event next month (I will have to come up with another name though). My son already has alot of my quilts, or I would give it to him. :lol: When I finish it, I will post a picture of him and the quilt together though.

    So after having my pitty party last night, I decided to make another DNP with contrasting fabric scraps that I had. It is only about 15" square, but I know that I can do it now.



    The one that didn't disappear. Used contrasting fabrics on this one!
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    well done for tryng again, I really like this this version :D

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    I like it. Finish it up. My goal is to have a Christmas quilt for every bed in the house. You just have the first one done for your son.

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    Love them both. you can never have to many quilts for your son.

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    I love it. I am really "in to" the DNP right now. I have 2 done and trying to get about 8 more done before Christmas, I really must be crazy. :)

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    Agree with everyone, finish it, looks just fine. No one needs to know what it started out as. :wink: Love the snowman fabric on your next one.

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    I agree with bluebird and all the others. It looks fine. Just don't tell anyonw that it's a D9P. Finish that baby and be proud. Quilting Christmas symbols (stars, bells, etc) in the white background squares may be nice.

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    I liked them both but to funny with the husband why are they like that? I guess we will never know. lol But both are really nice.

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    The nine patch may have disappeared, but it's still a very neat quilt. I'm sure it will make a great snuggler for your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demshine
    :roll: :shock: :-o Seriously!

    This was my first attempt at the DNP, and thought the two christmas prints would work...but didn't :cry:

    So, I took a different approach... :lol: Added some coordinating prints to bring out the colors .... and TA DA! :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I like it now, I GUESS :roll: (AFTER TALKING MYSELF OUT OF RIPPING IT APART). :evil: But only you guys would know what I meant if I called it the Disappearing Nine Patch that DISAPPEARED! CAMO CHRISTMAS :?:
    I understand where you are coming from. My first attempt at a D9P was out of Christmas fabrics as well. Well presto--- it disappeared too, all that work, gone. But the good thing was, my neighbor loves anything Christmas and she cried upon receiving it. So finish yours, take it as a lesson well learned and be blessed by the recipient. I am in a slump and am amazed at all the Christmas projects getting done this early in the year...
    I showed it to my son (10 years old) his reaction was "Wow". :lol:
    I showed it to my husband and his reaction was .... well lets just say that I shouldn't have asked :evil:

    OK, so I need your honest opinions here....should I finish it? Or should I put it on the wall to remind me what NOT to do again?

    Thanks!

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