Retro 9-Patch

Project Description

What are you most proud of? It's just a handsome quilt. It is machine pieced and hand quilted, with an appliqued 'turtle' on the bottom left corner (a little whimsical touch I enjoy putting on many of my hand made quilts). What advice would you give someone starting this project? A nine patch is a great starter quilt for beginners, and a wonderful block pattern to use for multiple types of prints. It is also quite easy to hand quilt. One only needs to use the 'squares' and quilt an 'X" across each one to produce a very nice handquilted 'design' that holds the batting well, and is pleasing to the eye.

What you will need

  • 1960's-70's cotton print remnants from a St. Louis
  • MO dress factory
  • muslin sashing
  • muslin backing
  • cotton solids for outer borders
  • Warm and Natural Batting. Misc. cottons for 'turtle' applique in corner.

Q&A with dottyeb

BeccaLu asked:
This looks like so much fun! I love the nine patch pattern and LOVE the retro fabrics from the 1930's!! Makes me smile to look at it!!
dottyeb answered:
THank you.
kwiltnqueen asked:
love love this. I have fallen in love with the 9 patch. I've been watching Jenny and she did a video on the disappearing 9 patch. Fell in love with the 9 patch from that.
dottyeb answered:
Thank you. I am very partial to the 9-patch. Is the basis for some wonderful patterns; i.e. Irish Chain, Double Irish Chain, Checkerboard, and many others. It is also very easy to hand quilt for a beginning quilter.
sueinsprd asked:
So pretty. I love the 9 patch as well. Simple and so fun if you have lots of fabrics you want to play with. Nice job and I really like the turtle applique in the corner.
dottyeb answered:
If you look at another project of mine (a pink @ white wall quilt) it uses the 9-patch with a 'snowball'' block that creates a really wonderful pattern when alternated. Very simple, but looks quite intricut.