Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

I’ve wanted to try a disappearing nine patch* for a while, but the opportunity just never seemed to present itself. My friend is having a little girl at the end of October, so I started searching around eBay for fabrics. I found a lady who was selling packs of color coordinated squares, so bought two packs plus a couple of yards of the blue fabric. Since I never have time to go to the fabric store, it was fabulous to buy a color coordinated set that someone else put together. I never would have thought of this combination, but it works.

Baby Quilt

I was planning on putting a blue border around it to tone down the pink. My friend is not enamoured of pink, but I have a little boy and never get to play with pink. I didn’t do my math very well so the top turned out bigger than I anticipated. I wanted to keep it small so it was handy as a baby quilt and so I could use some yardage from my stash for the backing. I bought some sock monkey fabric that turned out to have a HUGE print that is only suitable for backing. I was really happy to be able to use it on this quilt. If my friend gets tired of the pink, girly front she can just flip the quilt over.

Close up

Back of quilt

This was not my best work, by far, but I’ve been away from quilting for quite awhile. I forgot all those little important tricks and tips that makes things go more smoothly. I’m not too upset though, since I do want the mom to actually use this quilt. It is not heirloom quality at all. I hope it sees many, many hours of floor time, spit up, and other baby love.

*Disappearing nine patch: Make a bunch of nine patch squares. Cut them into quarters then sew them together again. Mine was extremely random, but you can find tutorials that show you how to make a less random pattern.

3 Responses to “Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

  • crystal
    August 19th, 2009 06:47

    I just love this quilt! I love the colors and I even love the pattern (usually I’m not a fan of disappearing nine patches…too busy for me). I think it turned out to be a beautiful quilt!

  • Stephanie
    October 4th, 2009 09:45

    I love the sock monkeys. I am a nurse and my sock monkey scrub top that I made gets the most compliments! Everyone wants one. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea. Stephanie from Columbia Maryland

  • julie fukuda
    September 15th, 2010 17:14

    I like the look of this pattern. I wonder how it would work with scraps from the stash? I made notes for the future.