Sunday, October 31, 2010

Disappearing 9 Patch

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I told you it was coming!

I have been dreaming of this disappearing nine patch quilt since the last Blogger's Quilt Festival where I saw so many beautiful ones. I bought a charm pack of reproduction shirting prints and combined it with anything that looked anything like it could have been a shirting from my stash.

I had originally fallen in love with versions of this quilt that used no discernible layout whatsoever, but when I tried throwing my crazy mix of prints together randomly it just didn't look right. All of the busy needed some serious organization to tone it down. When I started laying the blocks out in the typical way, I started falling in love with my own version.

To date, I think this is the biggest and prettiest quilt I've done. And if I hadn't went and sewn the surname of the person I made it for into the back, I would probably be keeping it for myself.

At least if I can't keep it, it does calm me down to know that I have one Christmas gift finished. (Though I now think I need to make a quilt for my living room wall, I really didn't enjoy taking this one down after I photographed it.)

And I learned how to do a wider binding on this quilt, which lays so much nicer and is so much more forgiving than the super thin binding I have used in the past. I think I might want to do all of my holiday quilts this way!


  1. Oh wow! It's such lovely, warm colours. The disappearing 9-patch really takes on different personalities with different fabrics and different quilters. You'll have to start on your own one after Christmas!

  2. Very nice quilt! I really like the wider binding.

  3. I like the wider binding too. The quilt is lovely with that pop of yellow.

  4. This quilt has such a warm and comfy look to it! The wide binding looks great too. I may have to give that a try one day. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  5. Beautiful, warm colors! I have seen this popular design before, but never using these shirtings. Your quilt is very pretty, too bad you have to separate from it...

  6. You booger, you blocked the surname.

    The wider binding turned out great. It's gorgeous, I'm totally in love with it should definitely make one for yourself.

  7. I can see why it's hard for you to part with your quilt, it's beautiful. I love the wider binding!!!!

  8. Beautiful quilt! I love the split nine-patch pattern and think it looks lovely done in "shirting" materials. I love the wider binding as well!

  9. What a comfy, cozy quilt. I like it with the more planned look. And I'm sure it will be loved.
    Thanks for sharing.


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