a chapter of Pine Tree Quilters Guild of Maine

Vanishing 9-Patch Workshop
with Bonnie Hunter, Jan. 2009

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Eight members and one guest met this month to make Vanishing 9-Patch lap quilts―one of the easiest patterns we've done.  Pieced 9-Patch blocks are cut into quarters and scattered throughout the quilt to create this interesting design.  Several who attended the workshop will be giving quilts made today as Christmas gifts in December to residents at Calais Methodist Homes, where we hold our meetings.  Member, Dana Bard, will be providing free machine quilting to six lucky quilters who entered the machine quilting drawing.  They include Jane Eaton, Leona Juranty, Iva Kinney, Joanne Spencer, Marcia Carlow, and Sandy Hill.  

Thank you to Anita Johnson for inspiring us with her November '08 Block of the Month.
This workshop was based on that block.


A proud Leona Juranty completely finished
her top at the workshop―mitered borders and all!

Iva Kinney also finished her top
using 96 different prints.

Marcia Carlow made blocks using a variety of
very pretty purple fabrics

Joanne Spencer gives Leona a lesson on mitered borders,
"It's easy if you know a few tricks!".

Liz, Jane, and Joanne enjoy a morning tea and banana bread break

Jen Lacasse chose some very soft colors

Liz Trouant worked with just three fabrics for her
Vanishing 9-Patch―a nice variation

Leona and Marcia are having way too much fun!

Jane Eaton, who made her blocks starting with 4" squares instead of 5", shares a placement technique with Joanne

Joanne's blocks were made using all Thimbleberries fabrics

Sandy Hill is pleased with her scrappy quilt

Solid black accent fabric is a nice choice
in Bonnie Hunter's top