Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Kids Disappearing Nine Patch

     My good friends have committed to make 100 kids quilts for the Gold Star camp program for children of active servicemen and women by June. They are generously longarming them. I am trying to interest my guild in making and contributing some. I have a selection of children's fabric that I have cut into 5" squares. I thought if I used black and white prints, it would be a quick and attractive way to make I Spy type quilts for them. I labored through all the math and took process photos. 
     If there is enough interest, I will do a tutorial. For now, here is the quilt with the blocks on the wall, not yet sewn together. The wonderful thing about Disappearing Nine Patch is it can be self sashing, with only sashing to add at one edge and the bottom. The black and whites I think make it more interesting than all just one color sashing. I would like to think of other color/patterns to make the sashing. It is about 40 x 60". I will take this to my guild meeting on Monday to show and hopefully enlist enough of them to do a sewing Saturday for these.

1 comment:

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I like this a bunch! Please explain what you mean when you say a disappearing nine patch can be self sashing. How does that work? I'm sort of a newbie, but can do the D9 patch! A tutorial would be great great! Thank you!