a couple of weeks ago I had a pile of fabric on my hands that looked like this?
Well after a few steps and a lot of love I ended up with a beautiful quilt.
The pile above is a bunch of blocks that started out as nine patch blocks:
Then I cut each of those nine-patch blocks into 4ths:
Typically, the 4 smaller blocks are moved around to create a "Disappearing Nine-Patch" block that look like this one:
Notice how the small corner blocks are all the same? Well, I made one big change in my "Vanishing Nine-Patch" quilt. Instead of just moving the 4 smaller blocks from the same block around to look like the block above, I put all the small blocks in a big pile - the one you see at the top of the post, and then just randomly (with a little care to make sure I liked the look of each block) put the big blocks back together and ended up with a VERY fun quilt:
I then sent it up to Sue at Summit Creek Quilts and asked her to choose the quilting pattern she thought would look fabulous. Here is what she chose:
Is that acute or what!!! And my Dad said, "Now that really looks like an old-fashioned quilt!! He really liked it!!!
I used the 5" 1930's reproduction charms that I received in a swap with one of my Yahoo groups called SewManySwaps!! Thanks to everyone who participated in this swap so I was able to have lots and lots of variety in the fabric used in this quilt!!