WiP Wednesday #16 – Disappearing Nine Patch Has Disappeared

Finally! The disappearing nine patch has left the building! Way back in January for my Sunday Stash #11, I came home with these beauties (insert ironic tone here). At the time, all I could see was floral and pink, and well, that’s pretty much what I see now, too. However, there’s now a scented blend of passion fruit, peony and vanilla orchid, with a dry down of musk, cashmeran and oakmoss* permeating the air around my sewing machine. Lovely.
During Sunday Stash #15, I added to the madness with more things pinks and cream. Sigh.
But you see that Pfaff sewing machine? That’s been on loan from my mother-in-law while I make this quilt for her. I like to call this sewing for my livelihood. I sew what I don’t like, so I have the means to sew what I love. Talk about a sewing dichotomy I live through.

Through all of these first world problems–so, so, tough, I really don’t know how I cope–I managed to make my nine patch blocks. Okay, not as bad as I thought. Still floral, but the stripe and the houndstooth make it a bit more sophisticated, and the cream gives it some breathing room.
On Sunday, I left the completed top, and a pieced back (photo below) in the good hands of Jane Davidson from Want It, Need It, Quilt and her longarm services. I know this D9P will eventually reappear for me to bind, but for now, I’m glad for it to be out of my space. Does anyone know how to get rid of the smell of musk, cashmeran and oakmoss?
While, not entirely my cup of tea, I think this quilt has huge (90″x104″) potential.
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday! 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
*This is an actual description of a perfume. Seriously.

13 Responses

  1. Individually the fabrics are a bit much, but I actually like them all together. You're right about the houndstooth and creams giving it some breathing room. I bet it's going to look fabulous!

  2. The O's says:

    It is a beautiful quilt and back, so precise and well made. I love Jane's suggestions for quilting it too and the threads she will use. Your MIL is a lucky lady. A quilt in return for the use of a sewing machine, bargain!

  3. Adrianne says:

    This is character building stuff! Enjoy getting back to your usual sparklicious fabrics 🙂

  4. Sooli says:

    The hardest quilts to make are the ones using fabric you don't like. Luckily you had the motivation of continued sewing machine use to get you through. I agree, they're not my colours but the measure of success will be does your MIL like it, and I suspect the answer will be a big yes. Good work!
    Oh and that eau de musk, cashmeran and oakmoss? Spread some rainbow sparkle around and it will kick that smell to the curb – or failing that a good dose of Glen 20 should do the trick! Stitch on!

  5. Julie says:

    I totally understand not having the enthusiasm when you don't love the fabrics and these aren't really your normal blingy bright self. Sorry but when it's done you'll forget how much fun you didn't have….

  6. Waverlee says:

    HAHAHA! As much as I'm not a fan of these types of fabric either, they do look great together, you have a really good eye for what works together.

  7. Suz says:

    I am a new reader, so I've got a bit of catching up to do to get the full Molli (not to be confused with the full monty – I think that's a different sort of web site :0). What I am really curious about is where/how you store your fabrics. It seems like you collect quite an eclectic mix on your travels, and I'd desperately like to know what happens to it, once it gets home?

  8. Camilla says:

    Yeah! It can be tricky making things requested by others which aren't to taste but needs must…hmmm! But beautiful points there!

  9. Sarah_L_N says:

    I am reading this from my computer, but I think some sort of taste filter kicked in… My graphics drivers stopped working for no apparent reason, the page went blank and then wouldn't reload for a minute or so 😛 Thought it was funny given that you weren't keen on the fabrics! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole finished quilt, some sweet flowers there 🙂 And wow, 90 x 104?! I can barely get though piecing a cushion cover if I don't like the fabrics/pattern, I'd never get through a quilt that size!

  10. mbartholomew says:

    I love your sense of humor, I really enjoyed this post. It's not fun sewing with fabric you don't like, but you did a great job.

  11. Always enjoy your posts! You are a great writer! Keep on postin' (and quilting of course)

  12. Liz says:

    I saw this post in my blog feed and was surprised to see your name next to it. It turned out lovely despite not being your usual style. I hope the MIL loves it 🙂

  13. Katy Cameron says:

    Ah yes, sometimes one has to suck it up and make things with fabrics to make you barf in order to satisfy the ones you love. And should the first recipient eventually pass away, you then find another family member with equally dubious taste to pass it onto (not that I've ever done this. Well not more than once. Yet…)

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