Baby quilts are a perfect time to try to new design because of their size. They go together quickly and still show off the fabric and pattern wonderfully.
I had seen this neat layout for a nine patch online and wanted to try one for myself. I chose 8 pink fabrics from my stash and cut 16 3.5" squares from each of them. I then selected a tone on tone white since I didn't have enough solid white on hand, and cut 16 3.5" squares, as well as 10 2.5" strips for the sashing.
The blocks went together easy enough. I did all of my cutting as well as piecing the 16 blocks before work on Sunday.
After we finished driving today, I took advantage of the rainy day and stayed inside to finish my quilt! I layed out my blocks in a 4 by 4 configuration with the 2 inch sashing strips in between.
I am really happy with how the design turned out. I think she'll love it!
I pieced a flannel backing for my quilt. I think the pieced look for the backing sets off the quilt top nicely.
I quilted the quilt using a meander design. In retrospect I kind of wish that I had chosen a more modern quilting design. Some wonky blocks or straight lines may have done the quilt a bit more justice.
The quilt was then bound with 5 2.5" strips from my stash using my machine sewing binding technique.
The meander brought the quilt back to the traditional a bit, but overall I think I'm still satisfied with how it turned out.
Maybe next time when using this design I'll get even more scrappy with the blocks. I think that would be a lot of fun too. Like I said, baby quilts are the perfect way to try new designs and now I have ideas on how to make it even better next time!
Thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has had a safe and enjoyable Memorial day!