What Was I Thinking? Part 2

In for a penny, in for a pound! As I took apart the blocks of the 9 patch top, I realized I really had to take apart the 9 patches too. See that skinny seam allowance?

Some of these blocks just made me laugh! I can just imagine her finishing a block, turning it over, and saying, too bad, that screw up is staying!

I ripped these apart while watching the littles. It didn’t take too long since the stitches were so big.

Then I pressed them and cut them down with my die cutter to 2 inch squares.

Now I’m ready to reconstruct.

So much for a quick and easy project.

Have a great day!


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to What Was I Thinking? Part 2

  1. susie Q says:

    And I wonder what or where the die comes from? I have not seen a 12 block die…….

  2. lois92346 says:

    Awesome rescue, Katy!!

  3. quiltipatti says:

    you could look at it this way. it will lay flat. you could quilt it on machine or by hand. you could big stitch (if it wouldn’t overwhelm the blocks). i’m sure the original maker will just enjoy the fact that her quilt is being used and not laying in a thrift shop or the trash. you could even document what you did on the back label. you will honor the maker. good luck. patti in florida

  4. Tina in Oregon says:

    I love it that you’ve taken it apart and will remake it as that’s what I do! Sometimes you just can’t not! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt

  5. I always wonder what was going through the maker’s mind as she stitched those blocks. Was she stressed about something? Was this just a get it done quick and not worry about whether fabric was inside out or right side up? Was it her first quilt? All the questions. I think she would be delighted that you have taken the time to refresh her quilt while still keeping the design and fabrics.

  6. Kathy D. says:

    You have a lot more patience and commitment to this project than I would have had! Looking forward to “before” and “after” photos after you work your magic.

  7. Paula says:

    I’m so glad you decided to cut down the pieces. Yes, it’s nice to honor the maker, but having a finished quilt using her design and fabrics can do that better than a quilt that could easily fall apart. Enjoy the process and we’ll all enjoy seeing the finished project.

  8. You are funny! The die cuts really make a difference on this project. I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

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