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WIP Wednesday – Back for Scrappy Nine Patch Quilt

Today I’m working on sewing the quilt back for this scrappy nine patch quilt top:

Scrappy Nine Patch Quilt top

A larger photo of the quilt top can be seen here.

I’m using a thrifted white cotton sheet for the back but it wasn’t quite long enough so I added a row of blocks made from the leftovers fabrics from the front.

Scrappy back for scrappy nine patch

When I was pressing the sheet to get it ready to use, I noticed one small area of discolouration and a couple of little stains that look like marker stains so decided to conceal them with some appliquéd hearts.

I’ve got one heart done, two more basted and ready to appliqué.   The back is going to need another good pressing once I get them sewn down.

Back for Scrappy Nine Patch quilt

And now I’m actually glad there were those little flaws that needed to be creatively covered up, because I really like what those three simple hearts are adding to the back.

Once I’m finished with this quilt back, I’ve got one more to make for my Disappearing Nine Patch quilt  top and then it’s on to cutting batting to fit.    Then  I’ll have 5 quilts ready to be hand-basted.  Almost perfect timing for FNSI  this Friday, May 20.   Though I may also spend that evening getting acquainted with the vintage Singer 15-91 that I won on an ebay auction on Mother’s Day.


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  • Lee
    May 24, 2011 3:56 pm

    That 9-patch top is very pretty, and the back looks like it’s shaping up nicely. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  • Kathy
    May 21, 2011 6:13 am

    Love this scrappy quilt and what you did with the color flow on the front. I also love the little hearts. I have been putting ladybugs and flowers on my baby quilts lately and they are a huge hit. Keep up the cute work!

  • wish upon a star
    May 20, 2011 9:51 pm

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, love your work, the quilts are beautiful!

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