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