Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Quilting, Quilting...

I stole this pattern from here. She calls it the Disappearing Nine Patch and her picts are a little clearer because of the materials she chose.
I had to draw it out to wrap my mind around it. The scratch paper I grabbed was leftover from my son's math homework. I'm beginning to wonder why I disliked math as a kid. It's fairly logical. But I digress...

OK, so you pick your colors and make a nine patch. I made my squares 3.5 by 3.5 in.

Then, cut it in half.
And again.
Here's what it will look like. It's a little scary making that first cut, but you'll get over it.
Then rotate quadrant 1 and 4 180 degrees.
And sew it all back together. I haven't squared it up yet.
I'll show you a pict of the finished product. Hopefully soon as it's a Christmas gift.


Lisa Mooney said...

I love ya, but I have no earthly idea what all this quilting is about. It's like you're speaking a foreign language to me or something. I think I will just stick to baking. I'm sure the quilt will be beautiful in the end.

Michelle said...

And a *great!* baker you are, Lisa!!

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