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InstructionsI used the disappearing 9 patch from Jenny Doan's class. The hardest part was figuring out how to be sure that all the embroidery was facing the correct direction. It took some maneuvering and rearranging the blocks to get them all to go the right way and not have the same fabrics butted up against each other. I used free form machine quilting--making sure that none of the quilting crossed ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
fabrics that daughter chose for the quilt--sorry I don't have names of fabrics, it was just a conglomoration of cute bug prints and machine embroidery designs from Embroodles.com
What was your inspiration?
I had just recently started viewing the classes in Jenny's course, Quilting Quckly, Patterns, Techniques, and Tips 1, and loved the idea of the disappearing 9 patch. I've never made a quilt before, so I thought this looked easy enough to give it a shot. I was also a machine embroidery tester for Embroodles at the time and had all these test pieces that I wanted to do something with. When my daughter told me she was pregnant, I thought it'd be a great opportunity to use up all the test pieces. It also gave me an opportunity to try out the disappearing 9 patch since one of the squares is left in tact.
What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of being able to get all the designs to face in the same direction and still not have too many places where the other fabrics butted up to each other. The other fabrics made such a cute sashing effect around the embroidered squares.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Give yourself LOTS of time and a dose of persevearance to do this if you're going to be picky about which direction your embroidery faces. If you don't care which direction the embroidery faces--then just have fun with it!