Friday, April 17, 2009

Bloggers Quilt Festival!

I just discovered over on Amy's blog she is hosting an online blogging Quilt Festival! Such a cool idea! The idea being you choose your favourite quilt and tell it's story.

I'm dragging out this favourite finished back here in August 2007. I think this was the first disappearing 9 patch I did.... I think the tally is now up to about 4? I love it, such an easy and striking pattern, a great scrap buster too.

Look how quickly it went from just a 9 patch here...

To slice and diced here!

I machine quilted an echo stitch around each of the squares, they came down to 3 and a quarter inches when finished.

And then I used masking tape to get such straight and even lines in the borders.

I think maybe I like this one as I don't do many boy quilts and this one went to a friends new baby boy, her fourth child after 3 beautiful girls, that deserves a quilt!

32 comments:

Pilaar said...

Beesii daeelingg :)

rachel griffith said...

cute!!!

Big Sky Paper and Design said...

Fantastic quilt for a lucky little boy! Gorgeous colours and design!
Beth
http://cornerhousequilts.blogspot.com

TextileTraveler said...

The fabric colors and patterns are wonderful.

nicolette said...

Lovely quilt and colours!!

Andi said...

i really love the quilting on this one!!

Trisha said...

Love the colors!

ROZ said...

Very cute quilt

Zonnah said...

I love those colors together, very nice.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Really cool quilt! Love the blues....... they are so very refreshing.

Tami said...

The colors are so fun and cheerful. I've seen these disappearing 9 patch quilts over the years but I haven't tried making one yet. Do you have a link for directions to it? I have a box full of scraps that are begging to be made into something. :-)

Jan said...

Wow, this is a really cool quilt. Love it.

Stephanie D. said...

Love those colors together! I haven't tried a disappearing 9 patch yet, but I keep seeing them everywhere. They really seem to go together quickly!

stitchinpenny said...

Your disappearing nine patch is so adorable for a baby boy.

Jennifer said...

cute! I just had my baby boy after 3 girls also! lol

Cindra said...

Oh, I love the blues and greens! So vivid! Great quilt!

Melody said...

Great color combo.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Very fun! I love the ease of the d9patch - your fabric choices are great, the vibrancy is perfect for a little boy :) Thanks for sharing!

mom said...

Oh, I love it! The colors are wonderful! I've never heard of a disappearing nine patch, but it after looking at it, I think it would be great fun to do :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Quilt Rat said...

Love those fabrics! simply a wonderful piece.

Micki said...

I love the blues in your quilt and it is so cute!
Micki

quiltmom said...

I really like blue and yellow together- they are so bright and cheery...
I am sure that the baby blanket will be well loved.
Regards.
Anna

Anonymous said...

Such a special quilt. So nice seeing it online (of course I get to see it everyday ;) )

Janet Brady said...

Love the colors. I've never seen how this is done before. I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

Coloradolady said...

I love the colors you chose for this quilt. They are so bright and cheery. Nice.

KateKwiltz said...

My favorite colors! I love this!

Heather said...

I just love this technique and can't wait too make another. Love you choice of colours.

Miri said...

Lovely...great colors!

angela said...

The greens and blues remind me of the ocean for some reason. I love it.

Natalie said...

Very Cute! Disappearing nine patch is one of my favorites! Very cute!

Sara at My Fabric Obsession said...

Thank you for sharing this quilt. I love it! What a talent!

AJ said...

One of my favourites too Helen!