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    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    lol yes you are turning into a quilter.If you only knew how many I have started and need quilting and I am starting a few more.when I get a huge pile of tops then I go into quiting mode.

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    I did decided to use these three colors, I hope it comes out out using the strip method.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
    Okay, you've convinced me. I have to do a D9P. I love your choices. I looked at that tutorial and now I know what I am going to do with my charm squares. And yes, you are definitely a quilter; your mind is going in all directions just like the rest of us.

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    I like to have a lot of irons in the fire at one time...piecing, applique, tops to be sandwiched and quilted and even one or two that just need to be bound. Then I can switch from one to another whenever the mood strikes. Now my favorite aunt who didn't start quilting until she was 70 ( I took her with me one morning to my small quilter's group and got her started) only did one project at a time..always a full sized quilt. Then she would buy everything she needed for another one. She was very organized and methodical...I was standing behind the door when those traits were being handed out :lol: :lol: . She passed away in 1994 at age 73 and I have all the quilts she made as well as some great memories of the times we spent together sewing and quilting.

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    OK...I picked out my center row colors.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    I ended up using 9 fabrics again, the 9 blocks are all sewed and now ready to cut into the disappearing 9 block.
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    OK...I picked out my center row colors.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    WOW!! :thumbup: I really like your idea & the way it looks to be turning out!! I can hardly wait to see more, as you make progress. Thank you for sharing with all of us today!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    I have cut all of the blocks and now they are the disappearing nine block...I just finished running around to clean up my mess...and putting away my sewing machine and stuff. Now to quickly make dinner...I will try and post pictures later. I still need to sew all of the disappearing blocks together...I was getting very tired...make 3 errors that I was able to fix. One was cutting the square wrong. Lucky for me that I have extra material so I remade another 9 block. Done for the night before I make any more major errors.

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    You are one of us now. By the way I love your fabric.

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    Here are my completed disappearing 9 blocks, I will finish sewing them Sunday due to company coming this weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    Oooo very pretty!!! Excellent choices :D:D:D

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    I have decided to use the store bought cheap quilt in the guest room..(its never been used.) for the backing and batting. Fingers crossed...I have never made anything bigger than a babies quilt and only two....I just came back from the store...OH My...I am becoming addicted...I bought Maroon to make a frame around each block, and tan leaf print for the border. I may have to buy some more material to make it a few borders. I am looking in a few quilt books for some ideas.

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    this picture is my pile of the sown blocks on top of each other...out of the way till tomorrow. I finally decided what to do with these blocks...I worked on another since I had a mind block...I decided to try sashing 1/1/2 inch I have it half done. So far I am liking it. I am hoping to make this a double bed size for my father who served in the war in Japan. He has been talking about his visit to Japan a lot lately, so I thought he may enjoy it.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    Wow. What a beautiful quilt this will make. I'm hoping to do a D9P, keep pushing it forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Here are my completed disappearing 9 blocks, I will finish sewing them Sunday due to company coming this weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
    I would love to see some of the squares together without the sashing to see what other illusions come. That is what I like about the D9P, you can't tell where the original block is.

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    Here is the 9 block before I cut them to a disappearing block.
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Here are my completed disappearing 9 blocks, I will finish sewing them Sunday due to company coming this weekend.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
    I would love to see some of the squares together without the sashing to see what other illusions come. That is what I like about the D9P, you can't tell where the original block is.
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    I am tying to figure out the sashing...hope it does not end up ruining my quilt...hard to line up. ok...back to sashing....argh....

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    How did you cut the nine patch squares to make it a disappearing nine patch?

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    The quilt is pretty but I have trouble looking at it. My eyes go straight to your gorgeous kitty =^..^=

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    Great so far! :)

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    Aurgh...I was one block is not like the others...I was so excited when I found a block all together in my stash. Now I remember why....it was one that I cut to big. I just noticed it when I took my picture. I am not removing it since I have no more of that material. I am trying to figure out what I can do to make it look like it belongs there...hubby says to sign it or add something to the block that says I made it.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    this picture is my pile of the sown blocks on top of each other...out of the way till tomorrow. I finally decided what to do with these blocks...I worked on another since I had a mind block...I decided to try sashing 1/1/2 inch I have it half done. So far I am liking it. I am hoping to make this a double bed size for my father who served in the war in Japan. He has been talking about his visit to Japan a lot lately, so I thought he may enjoy it.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I must be turning into a quilter...I am making another quilt top before finishing my other one. I decided to put the borders and binding on them both at the same time. I am going to make a disappearing 9 patch block using the 9 strip block method. I am playing around with the colors still...debating on if I should use three different colors or just these two. I will post pictures as I go along. You can also see my progress and instructions on http://www.thriftyideastoday.com/ - this is the first time I am trying the strip method for the disappearing nine block so I hope it come out nice. I think I may do several different 9 blocks with other fabrics.
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    Done for this weekend. Next week end I will put on two more borders. Then if I have time the border. I think I may try and do a stitch in the ditch to quilt it. If I use the invisible thread it may look ok. I hate the thought of totally ruining it.
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    Finished...; )
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Done for this weekend. Next week end I will put on two more borders. Then if I have time the border. I think I may try and do a stitch in the ditch to quilt it. If I use the invisible thread it may look ok. I hate the thought of totally ruining it.
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