Monday, September 5, 2011

another disappearing nine patch

I've decided my new favorite quilt pattern is the disappearing nine patch. There's some nice instructions here at Cluck Cluck Sew. So even though I've done absolutely nothing with this DNP quilt top I made back in February, I decided I needed to start yet another quilt. I used a Moda Fresh Flowers charm pack to make this little beauty--
The charm pack had 42 squares and I cut 3 more squares of Kona snow. With 45 squares I was able to make 5 nine patch squares. When cut and sewn back together, that makes a perfect little baby blanket quilt top. This will actually become the center panel of a quilt for my mother in law for Christmas. (I can't believe I'm actually starting a Christmas gift in September!) On Etsy, I found a bargain--2 yards of two different coordinating fabrics for $10.50 including shipping! That was half of what I would have spent at my local quilt shop. I really try to support local businesses, but I'm on a budget and couldn't pass up that deal.

I think I need to use some of my fabric stash to make some DNP baby blankets for charity.