Friday, March 8, 2013

The Case of the Disappearing Nine Patch

The Case of the Disappearing Nine Patch.......Sounds like a Nancy Drew book, doesn't it?
When I heard about the Nancy Drew Blog Hop, I joined right away. Ordered fabric and waited ...somewhat patiently. It was delayed, but Woo Hoo here we are, seeing all kinds of cool stuff.
I've been wanting to do an "I spy" quilt since I saw one at my LQS and when Nancy Drew fabric became available, I knew it HAD TO BE and I spy quilt. Next I had to come up with which quilt pattern to use. I know..... what else had a cool name for ND than the disappearing 9 patch? Now to work...."I spy" fabrics for squares 1,3,7 and 9, Nancy Drew fabric for 2,4,6,8 and a coordinating yellow for 5.  Now make sure if the I spy fabric is directional, you put it upside down for the flipping squares 3 and 7.  Now cut Charms...48 I spy, 24 dotted Nancy Drew, 24 blue Nancy Drew, 12 yellow.
Sew, sew, sew. Cut and sew again. I added a coordinating blue border and used the same blue for the binding. Stitch in the ditch and this is how it looks:



(my quilt teacher for my upcoming beginners machine quilting class says she will help me add
cool quilting to the blue border during class despite being already bound. I hope it works out.)

I also purchased the Nancy Drew book fabric.  We have a new home library all in whites, with white shelving and white wicker chairs, but my DH has BLACK speaker for his surround sound. (I know, surround sound in a library?? Well, he also has the home office in there and likes music while he pays the bills). So I asked him how can we disguise the black speakers in the white room? He suggested white wicker baskets. Ok, it helped.....but when I saw the book fabric, perfect! Now the speakers are hidden behind "books".




My last project for today (I still have ND fabric, but not 100% sure what I will make) is a little pocket wallet. I use one all the time so I don't have to carry a purse. It has 4 pockets, one for little things like my Walgreens rewards card, one for credit cards/drivers license, one for coins and one for dollars. I made this one yesterday. I still plan to embroider around the silhouette.
 
Thanks to Carol and Mdm Samm for all you have done to make this a fun hop.
Thanks to MODA for being our sponsor
Well, that was my original post, written but no photos til my DH took them yesterday. No internet service yesterday...was to be up by last night......10:30 pm CST, still no internet....my post is due in 30 minutes....Our local McDonalds has free wifi when they are open. Unfortunately that means not til in the morning. So I was able to send an email by phone to Carol, who was most gracious. I tried our internet first thing this morning but still no service. I came to McD as soon as they were open so I could update my post with photos (and this note of apology).
If you have come back late to visit me, Thanks. 
I will have a giveaway at the end of the blog hop open to all who comment.
 
Congrats to Tammy, the winner of my giveaway. I have sent you an email! Thanks to all who commented on my post.  I appreciate all of you.

 
Please visit all the other wonderful Nancy Drew creators:(full schdule in previous post)
Friday, March 8, 2013


Scrapbook-ChickADoodle (you are here)








 
 
 
 

76 comments:

  1. What a time you've had getting your pics posted, but I'm so glad you did. McD came through for you..yay! I love how you covered the speakers and that fabric is perfect for it. I can't wait to see what you machine quilt on your project! Thanks for going the extra mile to get your Nancy Drew post up. :O)

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  2. Glad you were able to get your post up. We have trouble with our WiFi and have had to use McDonald's too. Thanks for being a part of the hop.

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  3. What a clever pattern to use for this hop! You did a beautiful job--so glad you were able to post your pictures.

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  4. Wow... thanks for going to all that work to get this post all up and pretty. Great projects - I'm enthralled by your little pocket wallet.

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  5. What a clever idea to cover those speakers!! My husband also has black speakers parked in our living room. They're 3 feet + tall and hideous, you've have given me hope ;)
    Love your quilt and look forward to seeing what you put in the border.

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  6. I love the idea of the Disappearing Nine Patch for Nancy Drew fabric! How fitting! You did a wonderful job on it. The book fabric over the speaker is great, and so is the little wallet.

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  7. Thank you for sharing your projects and for all the work to post.
    Your projects are awesome

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  8. Love your "mystery" quilt! Great idea with the speaker box!

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  9. Your case of the disappearing nine patch quilt is very nice. You are very creative with the other projects shared, thanks! Jane

    I'll be checking out more of your blog.

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  10. What amazeing projects. I love that quilt. You did a fabulous job on it.

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  11. Thank heavens for McDs. I'm glad to see the photos to match the words. Love the idea of covering the speakers. Very clever.

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  12. thanks has been a lovely blog hop thanks for participating.

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  13. Clever -- disappearing nine patch, the perfect pattern. It looks great. Thanks for making such an effort to be here. :)

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  14. Cool quilt but I thought your speaker covers were the most inspired! A need filled and the book fabric works well for disguising what lays beneath.

    Love the little wallets too. I carry two of them---one for the household grocery money and one for my personal stuff.

    Sorry for all the internet hassles but Carol being the cheerleader was most helpful alleviating a lot of your worries about posting. Hope the situation resolves itself soon!

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  15. Perfect quilt choice for the ND fabrics. Even the name of the quilt goes well with the project.

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  16. Love your projects! Sorry about the internet issues. You did a great job. Love the name of your quilt. :D

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  17. Love the speaker covers. And the little wallet. any chance of you telling us how to make one? Love all your projects.

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  18. All great minds, huh? I also chose the D9P theme for my Nancy quilt, but I cut my quarters a second time for a Double Disappearing Nine Patch. I absolutely love your quilt and your small projects. Very creative.

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  19. Great projects. Love the little wallet.

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  20. Love your projects...and congratulations on being one of the Honorable mentions today!

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  21. What a creative way to hid the speakers, love your idea, and also the other items you made the little wallet is so cute. I am going to have to try that D9P someday.

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  22. What a great quilt! I loved your projects and congratulations on making honorable mention!

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  23. I love the DNP and all the variations you can get from a few simple cuts. Great projects! Glad you were able to post!

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  24. I really like your DNP quilt. Fun idea. Very cool to hide the speakers that look like a book shelf. Thanks for the fun blog and being in the hop.

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  25. Yeah you made it! I love your speaker hider. :) Thanks!

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  26. Great way to his your speakers and I love your quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I came back and am so glad I did. Great stuff. I think you have started something with that hidy hole for the speaker.

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  28. Your projects are all fabulous, but that speaker cover is ingenius!!! WOW, wow wow!!

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  29. I'm late visiting anyway! I love your little pocket purse best!! I need to make one.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  30. Very clever idea to hide the speakers! If only we could hide all the ugly technology thats in our homes. :)

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  31. Very nice quilt. Love the speaker hiders, cool and functional.

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  32. Thank you for sharing your projects!
    I love the book spine fabric!

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  33. How delightful you are...and inspiring...love the idea of a make shift bookcase ....

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  34. Love the quilt! Love the speaker curtains, and love the little wallet!! Great job!

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  35. What a brilliant idea for the speaker!

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  36. The quilt and wallet are wonderful. I like how you disguised the speakers.

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  37. Your quilt turned out great and several of my friends bind their quilts before they quilt in the border and it turns out really pretty. The speakers hidden behind the books is a wonderful idea.

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  38. OMG - you are a genius. The speaker covers are AWESOME! Cute little wallet too. Isn't his a fun blog hop?

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  39. What a great idea for speaker covers!

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  40. What a great idea for speaker covers!

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  41. I love the little wallet! It would be perfect to pop in my pocket at work! thanks

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  42. Awesome project.the little wallet caught my eye.Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. I am so glad you were able to get your post up....even if it was a little late! Lovely projects! Love the little wallet!

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  44. Thanks for sharing. Love your quilt.
    bonnielarson58@gmail.com

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  45. Love your projects. The DP9P is so much fun!!

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  46. Another nice job on the Disappearing 9 patch. It is a fun pattern to make.

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  47. Spined speaker covers---simply fabulous! B-)

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  48. Wow, Speaker covers, how clever of you. I think it is adorable and so useful.

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  49. A marvelous idea for speaker covers and perfect for a library. Very, very clever. I'm amazed at the creativity of the ladies in this hop. You are truly committed to the hop with all the hoops you went through just to be able to post these wonderful pictures. Thank for participating and all you've done to make this a successful hop.

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  50. The speaker cover is wonderful. I also love the little coin purse. So great. Thanks for being part of the hop!

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  51. I love the disappearing 9 patch! A perfect name for this, and I love it too.

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  52. SEW Creative! Love the D9P...Your speakers, Excellent idea! Your little wallet is just perfect and an extra at that. Fantastic!!!!!!Enjoyed visiting today and happy that you made the show today. Thanks for sharing with us...Judith, Texas

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  53. those little wallets are adorable! Do you use a pattern to make them? They would make great little gifts!

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  54. I like your quilt, wallet, but the hidden speakers is my favorite. Thanks for persevering with your post.

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  55. Loved the projects you did especially the quilt. Thanks for sharing better late then never.

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  56. Disappearing Nine Patch...what a cute idea for this hop! And...the quilt turned out so cute. Loved the speaker cover-up - hope no one tries reading one of those Nancy Drew books! "Surprise!!!!"

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  57. This pattern is always amazing!! Glad you hung in there with your post... sometimes technology can be frustrating!

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  58. What a grrrrrreat pattern choice for your wonderful Quilt!!! Looove it!! You are so creative...speaker hide-a-way is super!!!

    Have an Awesome Weekend!! :)

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  59. This is a very special way to use this fabric. Love it.

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  60. So clever! I love the wallet - I carry one similar but I like yours better. :) blessings, marlene

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  61. Love all your projects. The speaker is really clever. Love it!

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  62. Once again you outdid yourself, I like the way you disguised the speakers, still waiting to see photos of your sewing space.

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  63. You are so clever! Love your speaker cover. Love your little wallet as well. Thanks for sharing your projects with us, awesome job!

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  64. AHH! I hate when the internet isn't working!! It's ALWAYS when you have to do something important. I'm glad you got to McD's to share your projects! I love all of them! How clever to make a bookshelf for the speaker! Looks a hundred times better. I adore the wallet! It's so cute :) Thanks for making that extra trip to share with us! I appreciate it ;)

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  65. I too am not a purse carrier and your red wallet wonderful and soo right up my alley. I love the different ways you disquised hubby's speakers and the D9P it so fitting in this blog hop.

    It never seems to fail that Murphy's law kicks in at the least possible time. Got to love the internet. LOL. Thank you for the chance to win you great prize.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  66. Great title- Hmmm maybe we should write the story to go with it-Nancy is searching for the nine patch block that has a secret message to the location of the treasure ( a stash of vintage fabrics, or the ke to the fabric shop?) All your projects are great and I appreciate the extra effort you had to go thru to get them posted!

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  67. Clever idea with the speakers. I have been so inspired by all of the different ideas with this fabric that I had to go out and get some myself. Can't wait till my order comes in!

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  68. Your projects look great! I like the way you hid the speakers.

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  69. that's a great idea for your speaker! thank's for hopping with us, have a nice day

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  70. Your idea for hiding the speakers is so clever!

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  71. The Case of the Disappearing Nine Patch is a great intro to a Nancy Drew Blog Hop!
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  72. Absolutely beautiful!! Love how you used the fabric :)

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