So I bought these squares at a quilt party my cousin hosted a few weeks ago. It was just 48 (I think) 5 inch squares... so... what to do with them? (Hey, if you are interested in the quilt site where I got these from, I'm sure my cousin would LOVE a plug! Check it out.. My Lazy Daisy!)
I have this spot in my house, the stairwell, where I have had great plans to hang a seasonal wall hanging for every change of the seasons. At this point, I only had a Christmas one, a fall/Thanksgiving one, a Valentine one, and a flag one for the summer. I especially wanted a springy one that would work between Valentines and summer. So, that's what I decided to do with these squares.
They suggested at the party to make a disappearing nine patch, and I thought that looked easy and it was something I'd never done, so what the heck, I went for it. And then I found ideas on Pinterest and pinned them. (It's one of those getting to Pinterest through the back door kind of projects, know what I mean?)
(I really like this second one but decided it would be too big, plus it's tons more work!)
Anyway, I'm not going to list this step by detailed step, but just show the most awesome (ha ha) pictures I took along the way.
|First, figuring out how to sew up the nine patches...|
arranging the squares to what looks cool.
|Then I sewed them up into nine patches.|
|Then I chopped them up! LOVE this part.|
Sew them up to chop them up!
|Here I am trying to figure out how to lay out the now chopped up|
(aka disappearing nine patches) into a pleasing pattern.
|I sewed them all up and added a little border,|
and a bigger border.
|And then I pinned it altogether with a back,|
and a batting middle.
|Then I quilted it with the machine of course,|
just stitching in the ditch, cause I'm not fancy.
|Next comes the binding (and the hanging tabs,)|
which I made WAY too small, but oh, well.
|After handing sewing the binding to the back,|
it was done!
|Wow, it looks like I made it to fit perfectly!|
But it was all luck!
Now I have a springy looking wall hanging ready to hang just as we approach summer and it's time for my patriotic flag one! Of course.
How are your Pinterest projects coming along?