Wednesday, January 20, 2010

stamp of approval


it's always good to know after you've spent hours making a quilt
that it has a stamp of approval... even though the recipient
isn't my little boy (seen in the pics) i know this blanket will be loved in it's new home,
where ever that might be : )

the inspiration for this quilt comes from one of my favourite bloggers christina, over at the sometimes crafter. LOVE her blog!

HOW TO MAKE IT: the original squares measured
5" x 5", you will need 108 of these. 9 of those squares are then sewn together. those squares are then cut in the middle vertically and then horizontally to get your disappearing 9 patch blocks. 4 of those disappearing 9 patch blocks are then sewn together to make up your 12 larger nine-patch squares. i used 2 1/2" sashing strips. the finished quilt size ends up being 45" / 60".

to see more pics check here!


Marie said...

What an awesome quilt! I love the colors and your friend's little boy really looks like he loves it! What a great friend you are to spend so many hours working on this for him!

Julie said...

Love this quilt. I have been wanting to make a disappearing nine patch for awhile now. I was just wondering what size you mae your nine patches before cutting them up?
thanks julie

Lisa said...

Another great job Sandra! I love the pattern and colors on this one!

Christina said...

I'm finally home and catching up on blogs and had to make sure I commented on how much I love this quilt! So perfect for a little boy. I will have to remember to do this patter for a quilt for Brice soon. :)