Thursday, March 15, 2012



A few months ago I decided to participate in a swap on the Kathy Tracy's Yahoo Board and ironically I was paired with Kaaren of The Painted Quilt. We were stunned but happy! :-)

While searching for 'the' quilt I remembered I had this book from Primitive Gatherings. It only took a few minutes to find 'the' quilt. I'll show you Kaaren's quilt further down in the post.



The small quilt required twelve 1.5" finished 'negative' nine patches. If you follow the method in the book to make nine patches you end up with an equal number of 'negative' and 'positive' nine patches. Negative - the lights are in the corners and center; Positive - the darks are in the corners and center. Easy peasy!



This is the small quilt I sent Kaaren. It's called "Little Red" in the book. You can see I needed 12 'negative' nine patches but now I had 12 'positive' nine patches seriously taunting me. LOL Earlier this week I finally had a plan for the menacing nine patches and then remembered I'd cut enough squares to make more. So I got busy making another set of positive and negative nine patches for two more small quilts.



Here are the resulting three small quilts - the one on the right was made with the 'positive' nine patches I had from making Kaaren's quilt. The other quilts were made with a new set of 'positive' and 'negative' nine patches. Do you see the HUGE error I made? Obviously my mind was drifting but 'it is what it is'. Sigh! ;-)

Which is your favorite?

I'm really having a ton of fun with my "snippets of fabric and time" and find myself smiling :-) everytime I finish one. So, while chatting with a friend the other night I was trying to explain how I feel while making my small quilts ---- the first word that came to mind was GIDDY!!!! Yep, I feel very, very GIDDY everytime I finish one. A grown woman feeling GIDDY is not a bad thing, is it? LOL

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me! Christmas Through The Year posts will resume on Monday - thank you for your patience.

In Friendship!

37 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

These are so adorable. I loved making the Schnibbles because they were fun and quilt to make. Nothing like a quick fix to make one "Giddy"!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sorry that was supposed to say "QUICK to make" ;-D

choc chip addict said...

Those are simply the sweetest things! And no, I do not see any glaring mistake. So my mind is in the same shape as yours! :) Very nice use of your snippets.
sillysally aka choc chip addict

Debi said...

I love them all, but I really like the ones with the tan backgrounds.

AnnieO said...

Cute, cute cute! I don't see any error so you needn't point it out. I like the one with the red background best!

Shakerwood said...

Glad you could find some time to sew for yourself! And yes, I see the mistake but it's not so glaring. If I look out my window heading West, I can't see it at all! LOL

Betty Lou said...

The quilts are darling, but I can't imagine making 1 1/2" blocks. I would have to make the larger size or go crazy trying to make such little blocks. Good for you.

Connie said...

Yummy little quilt, Darlene!

Allie said...

They are all adorable and I love them all - and yes, being giddy can be a good thing!!!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I *think* I see the error but if that's it, no error in my eyes. They all look great. Very cute.

mariebeers said...

The red background quilt is my favorite. I don't see any mistake. They are the cutest quits.

Deb said...

I just don't see any error...they're just plain cute!

Kathy said...

Those are very cute - and I'm not seeing the huge error, even after looking carefully, so I don't think it's too huge, or else my mind thinks like yours!

Nice job - I like the red background best, but they are all nice. I have that book, too - this may inspire me to get it out and finally do something with it. A cheddar background would be fun, too!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very cute! I think I know why you think there is an error, but I love the red one! And it sure looks like a lot of fun!! Have a happy day!

Karen said...

I like the red background best. You and I ought to do a swap some time.

Carrie P. said...

I like them all. Make a small quilt is a great way to accomplish something. I know Kaaren will love it.

swooze said...

I want to make one of these sooooon. I love the red/maroon best. I see no glaring error unless you were trying to layout the two positive exactly alike. Hope you tell me what these alleged transgression is! LOL!

Keep on sewing!

Quilt Hollow said...

It is sew good to hear you are making/finding time to stitch. I love the red minis but all so dang cute!

Deanna said...

You are never too old to be giddy! Great quilts.

Linda said...

LOVE your sweet little 9 patch quilts. Seriously love them!!

Carol said...

So cute! Glad your having fun with your Snippets.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Darlene!!! Hey, Giddy is good, matter of fact Giddy is a great way to feel, LOL. I love all of your little quilts, but especially the light background with the positive nine patches...most excellent. Well done "Wonder Quilter"! Hugs...

Elzaan said...

Those quilts are adorable. They look like fun to make as well.

Kaaren said...

I love my little quilt that you made for me. It has a special place on the wall in my studio.

Thanks again, Darlene!

Kathie said...

Of course I love the red one! this are so great and NO I can't find the mistake, you are too hard on yourself missy! I am so happy (not quite giddy!) that your sewing and enjoying making little quilts, they are just so fun.
but in reality I am happier that your feeling giddy! thats a very good sign
Kathie

Carol said...

They're all just wonderful! Giddy is a very good thing...no matter what your age! Keep having fun my friend!

Lori said...

What sweet quilts! It is fun to feel giddy about making these beauties~!!!

Just Ramblin' said...

These little quilts are adorable. I think I like the tan ones the best. Can't imagine doing such small nine-patches. Mine would never look so good. Nola

Wendy said...

I love the little quilts, yours are so adorable. Of course it's the red one I love best. I couldn't see the error. Keep up the giddiness.

Thelma said...

I can't pick a favorite, they all look great to me! If you're giddy they must be good!

Michelle May said...

Love those! Little quilts always make me smile. I need to make more of them!

Vicky said...

They're perfect - and adorable!! I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite!

paulette said...

I have been staring at those quilts for 10 minutes and can find NO mistakes...I think you are pulling out legs!! Love all of them!! I must dust off my copy of this book and do something with it so that I too can get giddy!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
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Mary said...

All of them are too cute! My favorite is the first one, but then red is my favorite color. I agree that the small quilts are just so fun to do. This is a hobby, after all, so do what makes you giddy!

Nicky said...

Those 9P are darling!

talha said...

You have designed them very beautifully, all of these are looking very cute.

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Jeanne said...

I love all of the little nine patch quilts! You can never go wrong with the nine patch block!

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