Maybe I should have titled this Naughty Nines. There's (141) 4.5" nine patches in this quilt. So much for a quickie quilt. Oh well, the finished product will be worth the effort. And that's the great thing about nine patches, they can be as simple or complicated as you want to make them.
The pattern I'll be making is pretty simple but the quantity complicates it. When finished it's destined for my Shabby Blue spare bedroom. A couple of the displayed quilts in that room are more complex, so I thought keeping this one simple would add a nice mix to things. I was hoping for a WOW factor with applique, but (141) 4.5" nine patches is WOW enough for me.
In my looking for nine patch ideas I ran across a few nine patch quilts worth sharing. The nine patch is super simple pattern that many beginners like to master before moving on to more complicated designs. They're a great way to learn that very important 1/4 seam. Just because it's simple doesn't mean the WOW factor is gone. Here's the one(below) that tickle my fancy the most.
Normally I like to give credit where credit is due. But the links to this quilt were bad. If someone knows the owner of this stunning little nine patch quilt please let me know. Love, love, love how that simple applique border makes this quilt shine, well....and the quilting!
Ask and you shall receive! I was contacted by a follower and she have me the details for this quilt. The Designer is Connie Lancaster, and the name is Baby Nines. After doing a quick Google search I couldn't find a blog or a copy of the pattern for sale.
Below is the exact same quilt in all red, simply beautiful! This quilt picture also had a bad link.
The scrappy quilt below was found at Quilt Story blog. So comfy and cozy. Can you see the two different size nine patches? Let's hope Mr. Podunk isn't reading my blog today because I know he would love one of these for his very own.
The eye catcher below was found at the CactusNeedle Blog. Love those bright nine patches surrounded with the black HST's.
If you think all nine patch quilts are easy, take at look at this Blooming Nine Patch found over at Quilt Inspiration. Surely this is easier than it looks. From what I can tell it's just nine patches with alternating solid blocks set on point.
While doing the nine patch search several free patterns and tutorials popped up so why not share a couple of those also!
Here's nice tutorial found on Michelle's Romantic Tangle. I've made the this snowball quilt pattern and whips together super fast and is great for a quick gift.
And a great stash busting nine patch tutorial found at Why Not Sew. It's called Honey Bee. And seeing how Mr. Podunk is a Beekeeper and I've a large stash of yellows, grays, and blacks in my stash..
I see one of these in my future.
Do you have a favorite nine patch pattern? Care to share?!
~ Lea Anne ~