Monday, May 20, 2013

Disappearing 9-patch


A neighbor came by yesterday wanting to know how to do a disappearing 9-patch.  How often does that happen!

She is a new quilter and had watched an online video but hesitant to go it alone...so now I have another UFO!  It is a very fun method and quick...this table runner only took a couple hours to make.  (Would have been faster if I wasn't talking someone through the process...like that saying, "if it will take one quilter one hour then it will take two quilters two hours..."  Basically to do this you make a 9-patch (my squares are 5 inches unfinished) then slice the 9-patch through the center block giving you sashing and cornerstones.

I wanted to get a picture of hers before she left - she used cat fabrics!  I think I'll finish up this Christmas one today before it gets lost in the UFO pile...(it measures 34-1/2 by 15 finished)

Update on the pets...Brownie is doing fine.  Macbeth is having problems with stairs and still sleeps most of the day.  Last night he had a panic attach (don't know what else to call it.)  We ended up sleeping on the floor in the living room for most of the night...it was the only way to keep him calm.

6 comments:

pcflamingo said...

I think I know at LEAST 3 different ways of doing a D9P block and love them all. I've done them in Christmas, Halloween, batiks and all scrappy fabrics. They always turn out great! They are darn near fool proof.

McIrish Annie said...

I have never done a D9P. so easy may pull my 5 inch squares and give it a go.

hope Macbeth is less "panicky". pets are just like kids. slept many a night on the floor with my son and my doggy.

Merilyn said...

I haven't attempted the D9P as yet, but I do like the effect!!
Poor little Macbeth, he probably doesn't want to be left alone! They are such social creatures.....

Tonya Ricucci said...

that is CUTE christmas fabric. sorry about Mac..

Kathie said...

this looks great...how nice of you to spend the time to teach her how to make it.
sorry to hear about Mac. were you having thunderstorms?
Kathie

Loris said...

Hugs to sweet Mac. Does the vet have any idea what is going on with him? You are the best kind of mom to stay with him like that. I'm sure he was comforted.