Monday, March 30, 2009

wee play

Hey, remember me? :) I didn't mean to disappear, but phew, last week was rough. I won't recount it all, but let me just say that remodeling (still) and being sick (for 5 straight days) don't mix well. I think I'm finally on the mend. Woo-hoo! And I'm thankful for antibiotics!!!!

These are 9 patches (even though you really can't tell) that are going to be made into a disappearing 9 patch quilt. (Inspired by this fabulous quilt.) I'm really liking the blocks just as they are, but I am going to force myself to cut them into quarters. I started with 3 packs of wee play charms and then added various other Moda fabrics from my stash that coordinated, but not all are from the same line. It's going to be a twin sized when it's done.

There is a disappearing 9 patch tutorial here.

55 comments:

Jessica said...

I LOVE the D9P pattern (that's what I used for all of those fundraiser quilts a few months back). Its so quick and easy ~ but comes out looking so fabulous! I have a quilt in mind using the D9P, but I have to get my sewing machine fixed first :(
I feel lost without it....can't wait to see how your's turns out!

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

I signed your last post about your D9P because I'm also making one. I'm looking for advice because I have started doing it with the same print in the middle. I can change because I haven't done too many, but I thought it would make an interesting look... I also don't know if I want to keep the 9 patches all together. What do you guys think? Pictures are on my blog. Thanks!

another amy said...

I have wanted to do a D9P with American Jane for a while. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

rachel griffith said...

i JUST did a disappearing 9 patch tutorial on my blog this weekend.
how funny.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Super cute! charm packs are the best for the disappearing 9 :)

Random question -- do you press open, or to one side?

Glad your feeling better!

Suzanne said...

I loved it just the way it was, but then I took a look at the disappearing 9 patch quilt and was in awe. Can't wait to see the finished result.
-Suzanne
justanotherhangup.blogspot.com

amandajean said...

amy,

for this quilt i am pressing the seams to the side. since the blocks will be cut and flipped, the seam lines won't be lining up, so i can get away with it. (at least that's the thought-i hope i'm right!)

aj

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're on the mend. Your quilt is awsome as is, but I know it will be even better, if that's possible, when you're finished. Can't wait to see it;)

Kerri said...

can't wait to see how this turns out!!

so glad your feeling better! it is no fun being sick, especially since life doesn't stop when your a mom!!

NanaKaren said...

This is going to be a great quilt! Love the color combinations and the one on the link you showed. DNPs are great...I made a few charity baby quilts.

I look forward to seeing the finished product!

Karen

Goddess in Progress said...

How cool! I'm loving all of the awesome ideas I get from your blog. Now, if I could only convince my toddlers to be self-sufficient so I could have more time to sew. :-)

MichelleB said...

It looks great! I love the disappearing 9 patch. It's a great, easy pattern.

Alissa said...

Oh it's going to be wonderful!!

nicolette said...

Love it! Thanks for the link to the tutorial!

Philigry said...

this is going to be nice. i hope you are feeling better!

Collette said...

So glad you are feeling better! The quilt is lovely.

Anina said...

Lovely! I wish I could get something done.

Bethany said...

I love the colors. Great job. I did a lap size disappearing nine patch using that tutorial. It was easy and looks great!

Jessica Christensen said...

I love all those colors together. So bright and fun and a little boyish. I need to make more boyish quilts.

I'm so glad you're feeling a little better -- sorry you were sick. I think you deserved a week off. Rest, girl!

heatherandrienne said...

It's going to look GREAT!!! I know it's hard to cut them but I bet you will be soooo glad you did. This is going to look fantastic in a disappearing 9 patch!! Glad to hear you're feeling better.:)

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that's going to be one great lookin' quilt CrazyMom!

Sara said...

That is such a fun pattern to do - can't wait to see how this looks when it is done...

acornmoon said...

Hi,
I have recently found your delightful blog and have spent many happy hours looking at your very inspiring work. I am a novice quilter despite being a textile designer for the quilt market!

Andi said...

Another lovely design with some beautiful fabric choices.
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
Andi :-)

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Looks great!

hey, it's my birthday today, everyone come on over to say hi.

CJ said...

I want to make one of these someday. Your choice of fabric is great! You get more done than I do even when you are sick for 5 days and in the middle of a remodel. OY!

Janet said...

I love the pattern and even though I've done it once, I'd do it again, its a great result for little effort. I love the fabrics you are using.

Jessica J. said...

I'm about to embarck on my first disappearing 9 patch quilt and could use some help (I've had charm packs for weeks but have been afraid to really start). Any words of advice regarding (a) which fabric to use for the center of the original 9 patch, should it always be the same color or different? (b) when you mix them, are they totally random, or do you keep the (4) squares from the first 9 patch all together? and (c) do you do any planning ahead of time (when making the original 9 patches) to make sure when all is said and done you don't have repeat fabrics side by side?

Thanks!

Jen said...

That is so cute, a fun mix of colors for Spring! :)

Micha said...

I love those colors!! I have never seen a DP9 quilt before, but I look forward to seeing the completed quilt.

amandajean said...

Jessica J.,

so far, i started by piecing 3 squares together. (i did this until all my blocks were stitched to other blocks.)
then i am going to use those 1 x 3 strips to make 9 patches. i am not worried about which fabric is in the center square. as long as the fabrics look good together, i am fine with wherever they end up. then i will cut apart the 9 patches and layout the quilt, trying not to get two similar fabrics to touch...but if they do, i may just leave it anyway. i might have other advice when i'm done. :) i hope that helps!

aj

Clair said...

Cool. Fun fabric. Sorry you were sick so many consecutive days.

Wendy said...

Its going to be great, awesome mix of colors... I especially love that ruler fabric! So cute in everything!

MLE said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

alotalot said...

I made a D9 quilt and hate it. Acutally, it will be a top forever and never completed. I don't like the randomness of it, and I hate the way the fabrics I liked so much became so small and lost their pizzazz. If I were to do it again, I would use fabrics that were nearly solid, without a lot of pattern and let the quilt pattern speak for itself. I guess in the end I just felt so disappointed in my results.

Leslie said...

oh how pretty....i have three wee play charm packs waiting...it looks so pretty as is, but a disappearing 9 patch is so much fun

Jackie said...

Love it! I hope everyone is feeling better now!

Muddling Through said...

Those disappearing nine patches are addictive! I love them, and your charms are going to make a beautiful one!

Sherry said...

I love the disappearing 9 patch, I was hooked on that pattern for so long I justified buying a ton of charm packs! LOL Now I've moved on to other patterns (many still using my beloved charm packs) :) That Wee Play is one cute fabric line. Can't wait to see this when you are finished. Glad you are feeling better!

sulu-design said...

Wow - cool link. I'm so curious about this. You're going to cut this up?!?

Jilly's Space said...

I love the colors, can't wait to see it done. I just posted a disappearing nine patch quilt I finished in my blog this week. It really is a super easy pattern and with how quick you are, you will have it done in no time.
Have fun with it!! ;o)

Marcia said...

I love the disappearing nine patch. It will be fun to see what a big difference such a cut makes of this same combo.

Natalie said...

I just love this pattern! Instant gratification! Good luck (with the quilt and the bathroom remodel)! Have a great day!

Rebekah said...

cute stuff! It's amazing what you can do with nine patches :)

lera said...

Feel better, friend.

pratima said...

The squares are so pretty! The fabrics are really cute.
Hope you've recovered well :)
Take care!

Hugs,
Pratima

Hermione J. Schwartz said...

Last November I used this tutorial to make a play quilt. I was so pleased with the ease of piecing and open-ended layout possiblities. I also appliqued a VW bus on it. Here's the link if you'd like to take a look: http://hermionejschwartz.blogspot.com/2009/01/ez-camper-quilt.html. I can't wait to see how yours turns out! =]

Linda said...

Sorry you had the sickies. Bleh. I had them a couple of weeks ago. Still fighting the cough a bit even after about 3 weeks.
I am loving the wee play fabrics! I think this will make a really cute disappearing nine patch. Now you got me thinking maybe I should try one of these, too.
I might have to go look at charm packs now, LOL.

Journeying Five said...

love it! both ways actually!

Adrianne said...

Beautiful! I love the colors. As a beginner I was wondering, when you use the charm packs what size you cut them down to for each individual square before you start sewing?

Gray Matters said...

I just completed my very first quilt and it was a disappearing 9 patch quilt also. I also just picked up 3 charm packs of Wee Play - I think this quilting thing is getting in my blood. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

amandajean said...

adrianne,

i don't cut the charm packs before sewing them together. i use them as they are...which is 5". i hope that helps.

aj

Em said...

I LOVE those colors!!!! I want one like this!

Steph in Canada said...

That's so funny, I've got some Recess charm packs (which seem to be complimentary to Wee Play) that have been waiting on me since Christmas - and I'd planned on doing a disappearing 9-patch with them.

I've got some Dick&Jane fabric for the backing and the binding.

Katherine said...

Cute, cute, cute!