Ben, Bunny & Me

I went to work on the back of the 10 Little Things Disappearing 9-Patch today and actually finished it! It’s a big accomplishment because I decided to use a panel in the back (remind me to NEVER do that again!).  The rest of the back became an exercise in geometry and piecing.  Thank goodness my husband was a math major in college – I enlisted his help to draw out the pattern I’d need to complete the back of the quilt.  I also had a limited amount of the blue fabric and wanted to make the most of what I had instead of taking the easy way out and going to buy 3 more yards.

Here’s the finished quilt, in reverse order (because I’m a dork like that)…
Finished back (a bit on the blurry side…sorry!)
CompletedBack

Finished front
10Little

Front – pre-border
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Cut apart 9-patch block (It’s a little scary sewing them together, then cutting them apart right away!)
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First block finished:
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And here’s the pattern that hubby created for me (geometry was never my strong subject):
BackDiagram

What’s this about ‘Ben, Bunny & Me’??
Ben Folds was my companion today while I completed the back for the quilt, and now as I type this.  I love me some Ben Folds.
And Bunny?  Well, that’s the name that I recently gave my sewing machine.  I’ve had her for close to 10 years, so I thought I’d better get to naming her!  She’s a Bernina, so I named her after my aunt, Bernice, whose nickname was Bunny or Bun.

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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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2 Responses to Ben, Bunny & Me

  1. lsmahutchin says:

    Great quilt! I have the disappearing 9-patch on my to-do list but haven’t made it yet. Love your color choices! LOL on figuring the math for the back! I hate when a ‘good idea’ ends up that way!

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