Friday, July 29, 2011

A nine patch made for a friend

I made this nine patch quilt for a friend a few years ago when she announced she was pregnant with her first child. I love making these baby-sized quilts because they are so much easier to quilt on my small-ish machine than larger sizes are. Plus, they are adorable and I love to imagine a kid dragging them around someday, hopefully wearing it out to the seams with love.

The nine patch blocks themselves are made from vintage fabric, and I received these and all the fabric used to make this quilt (and many more!) from my friend and former boss. She gifted me all this fabric that she had not used in her stash, and I am still using it. Don't worry, I made her a tote bag and gifted her my most recent quilt finish too.

This is the backing on the quilt, a simple yellow tone square in a field of cream fabric printed with small flowers. To make up for the potential girliness of the flowers I bound the quilt in blue. The quilt is approximately crib-sized, 36"x 46" and is quilted with the stitch in the ditch method around the nine patch blocks. This was my second quilt, and I have not branched out much for quilting methods. Maybe this next more modern, artsy project will inspire me.
Link to the Gen X Quilts Summer Fair:

(Not sure why the logo is not showing up for the Summer Fair. I am new to this button thing.)

1 comment:

  1. Great quilt - love vintage fabrics! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Summer Fair! AnneMarie