There has been a lot of ‘happy dancing’ going on around here this week. No twerking though.  Just thought I’d throw that out there in case you were wondering……

Why all the dancing, you ask?

After my troubles last week with the binding on my Disappearing Nine Patch, everything finally came together. Even better than I had planned.  I always love it when a plan falls apart and then the finished product is way better than the original plan.

Binding on Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

I had planned to use a solid light yellow binding.  I used a solid yellow for the back and initially had enough for the binding.  But after my binding seam saga, (you can read about it here) I had to come up with Plan B.

So, I ended up using scraps to piece a binding.  I love it so much more than the yellow! I mean, look how fun that is!

Here is the finished beauty:

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

I need to name her!

Isn’t she fabulous? I absolutely LOVE this print, 30’s Playtime by Moda.

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

When I ordered the charm packs originally, I also got a mini charm pack, which made a perfect little pillow. Now, let me tell you, my pillow is FAR. FROM. PERFECT.  But I consider it a practice piece and I tell myself all those mess-ups just add to the charm.  Right? 🙂

30's Playtime by Moda Mini Charm Pack

I was working on the pillow last month when I visited my sister. She fell in love with it and she has the most perfect porch swing to use the pillow and quilt on.  She’s a very old-fashioned gal, and these prints are perfect for her.

So, I’m going to gift her the quilt and pillow. My youngest sister and my sister-in-law and myself are going up for a girls weekend (we are probably there now as you’re reading this) and that’s when she’s getting the quilt.  She doesn’t know.  SURPRISE! I know she’s going to love it as much as I do.  I bet when she opens the package and sees what’s inside, there will be a whole lot more happy dancing going on!  You can join in if you want. 😉


I did straight line quilting with my walking foot, about 1-1/2 inches apart.

I am having a hard time giving this one up, for a couple of reasons. One, I took my time and did my best to make each block as close to perfect as I could.  Two, the fabric is a dream to work with and I love how all the different prints play so well together.  Three, it’s the first time I’ve done a scrappy binding and I’m in love with it.

I know Sis will love it as much as I do and as a quilter herself, she appreciates all the time and work that goes into creating any quilt.

Here’s another pic of the binding, just because.   🙂

Binding on Nine Patch

If she lets me, I’ll post an update photo of her with her quilt. Oh, and I’m posting this late so she doesn’t see it before she gets her quilt!

Have a great weekend — I’m going to — and HAPPY QUILTING!