Creating a home by hand.

WIP Wednesday & ALYofF July Goal

This quilt top is my oldest unfinished quilt and will be my July goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (ALYofF.)

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt top

I started it back in February 2011 and finished it in March 2011. You can read my progress posts here, here, here and here.

Here are a couple more views taken from different angles:

Disappearing Nine Patch from a different angle

Orange DP9 patch taken from overhead

At the time I finished it, I didn’t have the confidence to even attempt to quilt something that large.  It measures 68 inches by 96 inches.  It was folded up and put away (and then after that spent three years in storage until our big move in November 2014.)

From the distance needed to get the whole quilt in the photos, it’s difficult to see the fabrics I used so here is a close-up of one of the blocks:

Close-up of one of the blocks in my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt

That floral print was the inspiration for the quilt and for choosing the Disappearing Nine Patch method to construct the blocks.  I wanted a block that would showcase that beautiful fabric which reminds me so much of Hawaii.

On a recent trip to Port Huron, MI, I stopped into Joann’s with a 60% off one item coupon and was lucky enough to find a great fabric for the backing.

Backing fabric for my DP9 quilt.

I would love to have this quilt finished before July 23rd so that I can show it off to our oldest daughter when she and her partner are here visiting from China.


To all my Canadian readers:

Happy Canada Day!




  • Karen
    July 1, 2015 7:56 am

    good luck on finishing your quilt. The larger the quilt the harder they are to do on machine I think but I will tackle one larger than that and I have one that is about 100 x 100 ready to do on my home machine next week.

  • Sheryl
    July 1, 2015 9:39 am

    This is such gorgeous fabric, the quilt is going to be really beautiful. I also have a three year old quilt sitting in a drawer waiting to be finished..sigh

  • Vickie- HorseMark Cards
    July 1, 2015 11:22 am

    Once you take that first stitch, the rest will follow! I know how intimidating a big quilt can be. These fabrics are so pretty and I do hope you get it quilted in time to share it with your daughter! 🙂

  • Christine B.
    July 1, 2015 10:22 am

    What a beautiful quilt! Hope you get it quilted in time! 🙂 x

  • Angela Grasse
    July 1, 2015 12:14 pm

    Love the colour combination!

  • Rachel
    July 1, 2015 12:37 pm

    Good luck for the final straight on this one. It will be quite some achievement to have finished it!

  • Kathleen Dalecio
    July 1, 2015 4:53 pm

    How lovely that you re-discovered your quilt top and have found the perfect backing for it! Best of luck finishing it… Have a great visit with your daughter!

    On another note, your emails are reaching my inbox titled from “admin”. I really wish you’d retitle them to be from Supermom or Supermom_NoCape! My reason for this request is that “admin” is a common spammer designation!!! I’ve been receiving lots of junk mail lately and my knee-jerk reaction is to delete/block all “admin” messages. I think other folks might be experiencing this issue too. Thanks for listening.

  • Christine M
    July 1, 2015 5:47 pm

    Your quilt is very striking Sue. I hope you get it finished in time.

  • Renee
    July 1, 2015 10:45 pm

    What a beautiful quilt top!

  • Teresa in Music City
    July 2, 2015 8:50 am

    Such lovely fabrics! It made up into a very vibrant quilt. I’m thinking you will enjoy quilting it becuase it will allow you to get up close and personal with those fabrics you love so much 🙂

  • Katherine
    July 2, 2015 11:33 am

    Your fabric choices are warm and inviting for this pretty quilt, Sue. So glad you found the perfect backing fabric and hope you can finish this before your daughter’s visit! Happy stitching….

  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    July 2, 2015 1:29 pm

    Looking good Sue, I love the script fabric in the blocks.

  • Laurel
    July 2, 2015 4:53 pm

    Beautiful work, Sue!

    Thanks for posting again this week on TN&TN!

  • Susan
    July 2, 2015 7:58 pm

    That is a totally different way to do that pattern. I love it. Good luck on finishing it by the 23rd. Visiting from China – ooooh, luck you!

  • Sandra
    July 3, 2015 7:32 pm

    Score on the 60% off at JoAnn’s! Don’t you love having access to the US for fabric acquisition purposes? wink. That sure is a fit-for-Hawaii quilt! I thought oooh, warm! when I saw it; I love that text fabric. Need to try this Disappearing Nine-Patch one of these days. (and the list gets longer again)

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