This N That

Nothing in and nothing out, so numbers stay the same.  That's my stash report for this week.

Before I forget, my giveaway for celebrating 1000 posts is still on.  You could win a quilt! Closes Tuesday, midnight. Also on is the Hexie Weekend linky party - that closes Monday, midnight. We'd love to see your eye candy of any kind - new or old. Go here to enter either or both. Links in the post will get you where you want, and see the quilt.

On my design wall are two rows of the commission quilt.
Five rows to go.  I discovered as I made these that I really need a map for the disappearing nine-patch blocks before assembling because otherwise the symbols can look like something else.
Do you see an unhappy face?
So I made a map:
I oriented the symbols so they would be going one way and spread out the three large prints in a pattern.  Then I cut a duplicate map into strips of two rows at a time and cut the foursomes in those rows into four blocks and rearranged each set of four to be a nine patch giving me the orientation and which large print to use.  Here's a part of the page - the scanner was not cooperating and I couldn't get the whole page - just a part of the nine patch layouts.
Hope you see what a help this was to me or else I'd have been ripping out stitches for each nine-patch.

I'm linking over to Judy's Design Wall Monday and Lyn's BOMs Away.  She's still working on her thesis, but she had a little time to post last week.  Blessings to you all.


  1. a very nice musical theme piece, love the colour choice too

  2. Wow - very creative answer to your problem Angie! You saved yourself a lot of ripping!!! Love those music notes in there - very visual :)

  3. I do see the unhappy face. It wouldn't be nice to give a quilt with symbols like that. I too sometimes use quilts' map but never like this one. It makes sense to use a compass when the pattern turns the fabric around. It saves you a lot of frustration I am sure. Enjoy!

  4. I love your musical theme quilt. Paper and pencil to the rescue even in our age of technology!

  5. It looks great, not the typical D9P! In fact, I didn't recognize it as one right away.

  6. Love the musical idea on your commission quilt.

  7. I didn't see the unhappy face until you mentioned it! Once you know it's there you just have to fix it and the map is a great idea to keep things in the correct position. The quilt is going to be fabulous when it is done!


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