Monday, May 10, 2010

9 patch progress and a little tip

I've made some progress on the UFO 9-patch quilt....the center is all sewn together and ready for borders.I really like how the quarter square triangles give an on-point look.

Here's the top laid out on the bed (I always take a picture so I'll know the order I've decided on) and here's a little tip for anyone else who lays their tops out on the bed.
When I've sewn the blocks into rows and then lain out the rows to sew the top together, I pin the seam allowance to the "correct" side for each row...for me that's odd numbered rows to the left and even numbered rows to the right.
This way when I lift the rows (to take them downstairs) to iron them, I don't have to worry about whether or not I'll mess up the order-I know the direction to press each row by the pins.

I'm off now to quilt on DS's quilt!


Elaine/Muddling Through said...

It is really a beautiful quilt. And thanks for the tip. Any help is welcomed. :)

annemariesquilt said...

You are a perfect organizer and I loved your "pin code". I guess we all have our little things to do when we are quilting.
You have made a lovely ninepatch quilt and your soons quilt is comming along beautifully!!
Take care and have fun, I will and I am off work for a hole week ;-))

Susan said...

Wow, I like it on point. The colors are lovely. I am always grateful for tips on keeping the blocks straight and I take a picture too. Now I will use the pin method for the rows. Thanks.

Julia said...

I love nine patches...they look great on point Miri.
Thanks for the great tip..
Julia ♥

Barb said...

Love it!!

jan said...

I love the look of 9-patch and the triangle squares really give it a new look!

Unknown said...

I love nine patch quilts. This is a really really pretty one.

Debbie said...

I've got several UFOs worth of nine patches from swaps of years ago. This will be one very nice setting to use for them. Room for lots of interesting quilting, too! :) Thanks also for the tip, Miri.