Saturday, November 7, 2015

The back of the 20 year Quilt

I am still trying to use up some of the material I have on hand.  I'm going to do a disappearing nine-patch for the back.  Lots of different color fabrics.  This will possibly be a reversible quilt.

I am making this a big nine patch block.  Cut the blocks 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. I will need 4 nine patch blocks for the back of each quilt.  The back will be a little big and I will be cutting some off on the edges after quilting, but I think the overall look will be neat looking.
The four nine patch blocks sewn together.

Covers most of my bed.

I just love it when the corners come together perfectly.

And then there are some that just prove I am not perfect.

Folded the four panels in half and cut them down the middle.

Stacked all the halves and getting ready to cut them into quarters.

Done.  Now for some flipping and sewing them all back together.

Holding the panels together with Wonder clips.  Great little invention.

After the nine patches were completed, cut into quarters, flipped and resewn. 

Each quarter had a large square, small square and two rectangles. 

One of the panels on the second back.  I like that cat that is looking directly at me with the curved tail, like he is saying "Here I am.'
Two more panels I found in my material.  Thought it would be neat to include them on the back.  Too bad I could not find a dog print

Next is the quilting.  Still thinking of how I should do this.  Stippling all over?  Around each log cabin? I have even thought of doing it from the back side and going around the cats and some of the planets(above).  Then I thought I could do each log cabin block differently. Decisions, decisions.  

I'm off to quilting for the day why my husband works overtime. 

Happy Reading! 


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