Hi everyone! I am so excited about this year's Blogger's Quilt Festival. It is one of my favorite times of the year because you get to visit so many wonderful blogs, see beautiful quilts, and discover new friends!
I want to share my Scrappy Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt today. I finished this quilt in February of this year, and it is one of my favorites of all the quilts I have made over the past three years. I started this quilt in 2008, which is when I truly started quilting. (Yes, it took me a while to finish!) I started collecting novelty fabrics and swapping with people online for bits and pieces of fun prints. Once I had a collection, I cut them all up into 2.5" squares to make a disappearing nine patch block. I used 2,052 squares to make the nine patches to make this quilt. I used a black binding with bright polka dots, and I am so happy with it. It works well to tie the quilt in together and picks up on the black 1/4" squares that are scattered throughout the quilt.
I am so happy with the way it turned out. It is approximately 81 x 94", and my original plan was to use it on our full sized bed. It is funny how things change as the years go by because since I started this quilt, I have had a daughter, who is nineteen months old now. Instead of on my bed, it may eventually be on hers! Even now, she loves to lay on it and look at all of the different novelty fabrics to spot all kinds of things, like tennis balls, fish, Auburn University, dogs, cats, and the list goes on and on. I think she will enjoy spending time looking for different objects and learning what they are for a long time to come-at least I hope so!
There are so many different fun fabrics in this and I love how bright and scrappy it is. It turned out to be a really neat way of showcasing so many fun prints that really have nothing to do with one another. I wanted to use a close up picture, so you could get an idea of how many different prints are in this!
I wanted to make a pieced backing using fabrics from my stash, so I pulled out this house print, polka dots, and a jungle theme print. I did have to go buy the red, but I think they work well together. If you would like to visit my original post here, there are links to all of the steps in the process of making this craziness. I made a tutorial for the disappearing nine patch, if you would like to make one of your own.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I am looking forward to visiting all of the people who comment here to see what you have been up to and to check out your beautiful quilts.
Have a great Blogger's Quilt Festival!