Before I start using up my epic fabric stash for clothes, I’ve had a few long-standing unfinished projects that have needed finishing such as this Springtime disappearing 9 quilt. I might be able to conjure about a hundred different project ideas in my idea but unfortunately I can’t seem to move onto the next project until I finish off some of the things I have lying about.
This quilt is a disappearing 9 quilt. What the hell is that you ask? Well if you’re not familiar with that it basically uses a block formed of 9 small squares sewn together. Then you cut that square into 4 quarters. So the little rectangles you have left are all a little slightly different.
Why bother with the effort?
Well, firstly it’s actually a pretty easy block alteration so it doesn’t take that long.
A few years ago, I bought a Moda charm square pack when they were on sale – it’s basically a variety pack of coordinating fabric squares for quilters. However after I bought it and started putting it together I decided I just wasn’t that keen on the colours and patterns any more. So the obvious solution was chopping it all up and framing all the little rectangles with white.
I am a big fan of contemporary quilts with lots of white space!
This quilt top has unfortunately been lying around waiting to be finished for longer than I can remember. So I am super pleased that I finished it all off last Saturday. The impetus being finishing off the redecoration of my spare bedroom which is where I had planned for this quilt to go into.
I am particularly chuffed with the mitred corner! I always seem to bodge my corners on my quilts but I found a really great YouTube tutorial that is failproof that I followed.
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