Liam's Quilt

There's a new nephew in the family! He was born a month ago to Gary's brother and sister in law, but with life being so busy this time of year, I didn't get his baby quilt made until last week. My goal was to finish it by Christmas, so I chose to make a disappearing nine patch pattern which I thought it would be fast and easy to make. Turns out it was fast and easy and I used up some of my stash! This was my first time making one of these disappearing nine patch quilts and I really enjoyed cutting the nine patch blocks apart and rearranging them.

 I started out by cutting out ninety nine  5" squares which would make ten nine patch blocks. But then, I wanted to make the quilt a little bigger, so I cut more squares to make 14 nine patch blocks. I even like the blocks just like this!

Then I chopped and rearranged! That was fun to do! I didn't spend too much time messing with it, here's what I ended up with.

I wasn't sure how to quilt it, so I asked the Late Night Quilters Facebook group to weigh in on if I should quilt along the blocks or diagonally. I went with diagonal, which was the most voted for from the group.
 Thanks all for the help and positive comments Late Night Quilters!

I found this cute car/airplane fabric at the Calico House. There wasn't enough for the entire back, so I added the blue border. 

I really like how the quilting turned out! Luckily, I had a free Saturday, so I spent most of that day quilting. By Sunday night, I had the binding on. Whew! I made this quilt fast, in 2.5 days!

I love the modern look of this quilt!
 It measures 49" x 56".
I gave it away yesterday and I hope little Liam will use it! 

Here is a tutorial for a modern disappearing nine patch. 

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts


  1. I made a disappearing nine patch for a baby too...they are fast and easy...but oh so cute!! Yours I'm sure did not disappoint! Isnt it wonderful being on vaca!!

  2. Congrats on your new nephew! I have no doubt that this beautiful quilt will be a cherish childhood favorite :)

  3. Congrats on your new nephew! I have no doubt that this beautiful quilt will be a cherish childhood favorite :)

  4. Love the combination of solid colors you used! They give your quilt a very fresh and modern feel.

  5. Very nice - definitely a masculine look to it.

    Popped by from Crazy Mom Quilts linkup.

  6. Fun quilt. I love the colors you chose, and love both the simple patchwork version and your disappearing 9 patch.


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