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Patchwork Pizazz Quilt

This is my first attempt using a technique where you mix nine patch squares with blocks of coordinating fabrics to make a relatively impromptu design. I learned some important lessons:

(1) When the borders look wonky, don’t just keep going….until you fix it.

(2) When you don’t follow rule 1 – you can block the quilt by putting it in a tub of cold water and then laying it out on towels or sheets and coaxing the quilt edges into straight lines and square corners. Takes about 2 full days for it to dry, but it is worth the effort to get a much better result.

(3) Don’t try to do a detailed quilting pattern on printed fabric. So hard to see what you are doing and pretty much of a waste of effort.

 

butterfly nine patch1 quilting detail

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