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Aug 10, 2013

Dug-out!

The other day a couple of my blogging friends asked about some projects I've been working on in the "comment" pop-up.
I went into my sewing studio/room and got to digging around for the designs. I'd just seen and used them, why in the world weren't they right where I'd put them???
Dig.......bump into a stack of book knocking them over.........look high and low........surely I didn't throw them away.........dig in the trash can.........look under the ironing board........look on top of the ironing board.........oh maybe I put them near my sewing machine.........nope.....nowhere to be found.......just when I was about to give up, I opened a shelf door and there they were right where I'd put them so I wouldn't forget where I put them.....did I mention that I've just turned 58 years old and the memory is not what it used to be....LOL
As Jeff Foxworthy would say, "They were in the last place it looked." If you aren't familiar with that little joke, it's a good one.
 
 The "Crazy Nine-Patch"
This design was published
 by
Fons and Porter's For the Love of Quilting
November/December 2000
 
It is one of my favorites because it's quick no matter how many blocks you make or how large each square is. I've made two already this week alone.

The one above was designed around a FQ of Fun with Dick & Jane fabric I've had for several years. The squares were nine 18 1/2 inches in varied colors that matches the Dick & Jane fabric. I only made the nine but the quilt in the magazine has 36 which are smaller than mine. I added cornerstones to each of my quilts because I wanted to use as much of my favorite fabrics as possible but the possibilities are endless.
Hopefully if you click on the photo of the instructions it should enlarge it enough to read. If not, let me know and I'll think of something...LOL


The Santa design is the one I used in the Ho Ho Ho Blog Hop and someone asked about it.
BTW, I will announce the winner of this wonderful Santa and a red FQ on
 Monday, August 12, 2013.
 

 

9 comments:

Gene Black said...

Yes, I can read those directions! Thank you. I have some flannels that need to be used. This will be perfect for them.

Barb said...

Oh...I am always digging and bumping....wonderful quilts.

Holee said...

Here's a warning...I just turned 68 and it doesn't get better! Here is an example: Love your wonky quilts but they do something to my old brain that I don't like. It's like seeing crossed eyed! I've started out several times to make a block and ended up with a boring log cabin block because my brain will not allow my eye to enjoy the irregular cut. Of course it might not be age but a learn habit like never allowing food on your plate to touch each other or spending more time organizing then sewing. OMG, I just realized after writing this that my fussy ways makes me a pain in the neck!

Fiesta said...

Your quilt looks awesome Rhonda

Cathy said...

Hi Rhonda...
I love that nine patch! Is it a stack and wack project? Thanks for the reminder of this block~ I'd like to make one like it! ♥

Rosa said...

Your quiilt looks gorgeous.Great job!

Tammy said...

Love your quilts. But i really love love love your santa. He is gorgeous and very life like. Great job.

shawn said...

You sure are a fast quilter and I love your santa.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Sally said...

So delighted you shared the drawing for Santa. thanks

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