When my mom visited recently, she served as my sous chef. She pinned fabrics, pressed seams, and generally did anything that needed to be done so that I could just sit at the machine and piece block after block. Ahhh...
Sewing like this spoils me. It goes so quickly! Since Mom isn't always around (we live four hours apart), I'll just keep wishing for a clone. Perhaps one that could cook and clean and wipe baby bottoms while I sit in my studio, stitching project after project.
But I digress. With Mom's help, I made disappearing ninepatch blocks, following this tutorial from The Cottage Mama.
The blocks went from these squares:
To these ninepatch blocks in the works, with solid white centers:
To these ninepatches:
Then I cut each ninepatch in half twice:
And added white sashing to complete the quilt center.
(Also, I'm really struggling with photographing this. What you see here is attempt #3. Outside, inside, no luck. The aqua green color is actually a very pretty blue-ish teal color. )
Linking my pieced top up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.
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