Sunday, December 27, 2009
Disappearing Hawaii Nine Patch
I received my first charm pack a few years ago before I had ever heard the term or even knew what one was.
I finally got inspired to try and make a quilt with these Hawaiian prints and after a lot of searching settled on what seems to be called a "Disappearing Nine Patch" design. I used two Web sites a lot to help me with planning:
Snippets of a Quilter
Quilts and ATCs
First to create several nine patch blocks. I tried to make the bolder/darker colors form an "x" as recommended in one blog.
Cutting them apart:
Resulting new blocks for arrangement:
Once all the blocks were cut apart I had to start thinking about different layouts and designs.
I would lay something out and walk away for a couple of days.
Ultimately this layout would prove to be the cleanest for me visually:
Sewing it all together:
This was a perfect quilt for a striking red backing. I agonized over the borders and quilting. Any borders I tried really ruined it and once I got comfortable with the idea of free-motion quilting over the entire quilt I had a fun time with it.
The finished product:
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