Friday, 18 February 2011

Disappearing Nine Patch Baby Quilt

I made this quilt using a Moda "Punctuation" Charm Pack & added an extra few squares to increase the size a bit.  I am giving the quilt to a friend at her baby party tomorrow. 

She is expecting a boy in a few weeks.  I think with the blue Michael Miller "Garden Pindot" fabric I used as a backing it looks suitably boy-ish.

This is only the third quilt I have made, but the second using the disappearing nine patch design.  I love it because it looks much more complicated than it actually is & produces a great effect.

This is the first time I have machine-quilted.  It is a very simple staggered line, but was a little scary to do as I don't have a walking foot for my machine.  It turned out kind-of okay, but I can see how a walking foot would have made it better & easier.  I was quoted £45 to buy one for my machine, so I'm still weighing up whether to go for it or not.  My machine only cost £20!

All packaged up and ready to go.  This gorgeous wrapping paper is by Rachel Goodchild.


  1. Oh this quilt is so cute! Seriously, 20 pounds for a sewing machine? That's about 35-40 dollars for me. Well you do some great work on that machine- I can understand why you would not want to pay more for a walking foot than the machine.

  2. Lovely quilt and fabulous wrapping paper too!


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