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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

wip wed 11/28 - pretty piecing

I'm not good at piecing or patchwork as one might call it, which is why I stick with the art quilts. I am just not  precise and I don't like to follow the rules. I know my strengths and weaknesses and roll with it.
With that being said sometimes I get the urge to make a nice comfy pieced quilt so when I saw the disappearing 9 patch on quilt cabana's blog, I just had to try it.

It looks quick and fairly easy and since I was going to my moms for thanksgiving I figured I could make my own charm squares from her huge (and I mean HUGE!) stash.

here is the finished 25" by 30" quilt with stipple quilting
I'm thinking a special dog might like this, its to small for a human, not sure what to do with it yet . right now I'm just enjoying the feel of it, the close stipple makes it oh so nice!

I have squares cut out for a couple more, hopefully soon.

now on to my WIP

 trying to find the right hands to fit the background or
visa versa (does anyone say that anymore)?
these (above)seem to white

so I went with these, at least they go with the blue background


look when I quilted them though, makes the hands look ice cold

maybe I should come up with some catchy name for this odd quilt.

any suggestions?


  1. When I saw what you did with the hands, I just went ...aawwwwwwwww!

    What a neat idea!!


  2. That is why I applique more.

    I love the disappearing nine patch and that one with the hands....OH MY GOSH!!!!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!!!

  3. "Winter Love"? And nice job on the hands. I have made two disappearing nine-patch quilts. I am always amazed at how they turn out!

  4. You did a great job on your pieced quilt. I like you will stick with what I am good at most of the time, which is why I piece and don't do art quilts. Your work is always amazing.

  5. Love your 9 patch! So fun to just pick an easy but nice project once in awhile!
    I really like the hands on the quilt too. My daughter is suggesting "Hand Me Some Love" for it.