I made my disappearing 9 patch at the same time Sharla did hers. It was in a class we took at NCTC...hey Karen, Vickie & Donna!!! The colors are not something I would normally choose, but I fell in love with them. The funny thing is when we were looking for fabric, I found Sharla's fabric for her and she found my fabric for me. I did the simple all over meander and yes I messed up a couple of times and crossed over lines. I think I need to get more lights for the machine. It isn't hard when the thread is a contrasting color, but I used Signature's Parchment which blended in so well that sometimes it is hard to see.
Here is a close up of the quilting. I still get more wonky curves than I want, but overall I'm getting better at avoiding those. I will say my biggest problem is keeping it slow and steady. I get in a groove and find myself going to fast. But the machine beeps and lets me know when I am doing exceeding the speed limit.
Here is one showing more of the back. This wonderful busy print really helps to hide any flaws. And yet it still looks great when it is washed and all crinkly. I am very happy with this one, and I will probably use it on my bed for a while. It is not quite a queen size, but close enough if I have a neutral coverlet below it.
Now for my funny pictures this week. When I finished the binding I laid the quilt across the frame to get a picture of it for instagram and Hollywood rand up to pose next to it. When I switched to my regular camera he laid down in front of it and looked like he was going to nap.
What you don't see in the above photo is behind the quilt is another napping baby dog. Tucker was sacked out in his bed just sleeping away. He didn't move until I got up to leave the room. I didn't realize my quilting was such hard work on the babies, but they seemed to be totally exhausted.
I am linking up with . . . Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Link a Finish Friday, TGIFF...at Devoted Quilter, NTT (Needle and Thread Thursday) and Fabric Frenzy Friday @ Fort Worth Fabric Studio.